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Starbucks maternity leave makes baristas moan

When the BBC produced its list of earners, I’m sure you like me were aghast that not everyone earned the same. Also, footballers. Why is one paid more than another … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


Arsenal agree Sanchez to Manchester City deal to get Monaco’s Thomas Lemar

Manchester City can have Alexis Sanchez for £60m. Arsenal have agreed to sell the Chilean star who shone in Arsene Wenger’s mediocre side to Pep Guardiola’s project.

The deal – £55million up … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2017 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal FC is declared dead and only the parasites remain

Arsenal are dead. So says the Sun, which links the club’s pulse to Alexis Sanchez’s whims, declaring that when the Chilean quits the club today – it is “inevitable he … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (3)


Arsenal mug Liverpool for £40m Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool have spent £40m on recruiting Arsenal and England’s nice, middle-class boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The word mugged spring to mind. Arsenal might have kicked off the Premier League in indifferent … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (4)


Diana and Me: Paul Burrell’s Paris pilgrimage and the day he died

Just in case you hadn’t heard, it’s 20 years since the death of Princess Diana. The Diana Industry is in full cry. In today’s instalment, former royal servant Paul Burrell … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Fostering fear and division in Tower Hamlets: the Christian child and her Muslim carers

 

The Times’ scoop became a big talking point: a five-year-old, white, native English specking Christian girl had been placed with a Muslim foster family by London’s Tower Hamlet’s council. What … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Tim Cook and Apple beat the principal-agent problem

Apple shares are soaring. The iPhone remains the best and most desirable phone on the market. And with success comes money.
Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, has collected $89.6m … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Technology | Comment


Arsenal balls: rewriting history without Patrick Vieira

 

Using Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool to rewrite history is the work of the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel. The journalist has been in New York, where he spoke with former … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


No greens: the fabulous automatic tomato picker gif

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Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: Gifs, Technology | Comment


Arsenal to swap Alexis Sanchez for £20m and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling

Yep, lots of Arsenal news and views today. I’m obsessed. That much is clear. But the doom and gloom is being lifted by what might resemble a cunning plan. Having … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


After Liverpool, Arsenal players caught a ‘furious’ ‘morgue-like’ dressing room

Is the Arsenal dressing room noisy? Arsene Wenger told us after Stoke rode their luck to beat Arsenal 1-0:
“We have many leaders…of course at the moment, I would say Per … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal in decline: blame the greedy board not Wenger

Alex Oxlade-Chambelrin, the 24-year-old Arsenal footballer is worth – get this – £40m and £220,000 a week in wages. Possessed of less fight than a LibDem activist at a cannabis … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Live News epic fail: Fox takes on Hurricane Harvey

Have we reached peak LIVE! news? The Fox News reporter on the scene would like to ask Texans fleeing Hurricane Harvey a question. You, on the crutches stood in the … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


100 MPs could be killed in 5 minutes

Big news is that a mock terror attack on the Houses of Parliament shows that it “could” take just 5 minutes to kill 100 MPs. In the “middle of the night” … (read more)

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment


Ministers embarrassed by successful academies want leaders’ salaries capped

Would it shock you to know that the boss of a group of high-ranking schools earns £420,000 a year? Sir Daniel Moynihan, of the Harris Federation, a chain of 44 … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal: Mustafi, Oxlade-Chamblerlain and other dead wood out; Lemar, Asenio and Van Dijk in

Big news at Arsenal, where perennial, toothless ‘tomorrow man’ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, is smelling the money at Liverpool or Chelsea, lightweight left-back Kieran Gibbs is being offered to anyone, striker … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

 

 

Spotter: Petty86 … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the GCSEs, the Catholic academy and a vicar

The summer’s been light on Madeleine McCann news. What with there being no news to report (there’s not been any every since she vanished – Ed) and August being renamed … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Sruth Boston: Stand up for free speech and get called a fascist

At the free speech demo in Boston, YouTuber Sruth Boston is talking with Antifa, the group on the progressive far left. Turns out they’re not all that into progress.

The video … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Trucker has tattoo of himself driving his own body

 

Trucker Kenny Ollerenshaw got a tattoo of himself driving his own body. You can get one from Richard Batey of Immortal Art Studio.

Spotter: Design Taxi … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Carling reduced alcohol content but didn’t tell its customers

Anyone who drinks Carling pretty much get what they deserve. The revolting, fizzy pisswater Anwar Sedat and other urophagiasts (people who drink their own urine; as opposed to perverts (people … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects new deal for more money than he wanted

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the Gunners contingent of nice middle-class boy lacking bite. In the final year of his Arsenal contract, the temptation must be for the club … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Hani Khalaf: Hyde Park killer and the problem with immigrants

In today’s Daily Express, it’s another game of join the dots, of which there are just two. Page 5 tells readers of an “illegal immigrant” called Hani Khalaf. He’s been handed … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment


Lotto scratchcard ‘fury’ but no mention of the Health Lottery

The Daily Star picks up the sound of “punters’ fury at Lotto card Farce”.

Those “angry punters” have branded the National Lottery a “rip -off”. The Star says “nearly a quarter” … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment