Thursday 31 July 2014

Curry house press release disguised as news

Northampton Chronicle: Something about curry

Text book press release work, right down to the quote arriving - bang on cue - in the fourth paragraph

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Monday 28 July 2014

Ghostly question to which the answer is NO

Coventry Telegraph: Is this a picture of a ghost in a hospital?


(But it stands to reason, if ghosts haunt the place where they died, whay aren't hosptials teeming with the spectral buggers?)

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday 26 July 2014

Swan Upping dullness

Get Surrey: Swans don't turn up for Swan Upping

I expecting Swan Upping turned into - oh-ho! - Swan DOWNING!!!

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Friday 25 July 2014

Supermarket dullness

Winsford Guardian: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Stone and Eccleshall Gazette: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Lutterworth Mail: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Bucks Herald: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Bracknell Forest Standard: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Grimsby Telegraph: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Berwick Advertiser: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Milton Keynes News: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Exeter Express and Echo: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

Northampton Chronicle: Morrisons removes £1 trolley locks

...and a million other astonishingly similar stories.

Dancing on the streets of [Insert town here] as the local bag lady now has something to carry her priceless collection of empty tin cans

Spielberg desperate local angle

Bromley News Shopper: Film to be made based on book illustrated by Sidcup-born artist

Got that? Good.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Friday 18 July 2014

Monday 14 July 2014

Friday 11 July 2014

Bloke on the telly dullness

Hunterdon County Democrat: Former Area man appears on TV game show

A superb example of thrashing around for a local angle - he doesn't even live in the paper's coverage area

Spotter's Badge: Terry


Bristol Post: Apocalyptic MONSOON RAIN turns drain into a GUSHING FOUNTAIN

Click through for underwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Sunday 6 July 2014

Council website dullness

Basingstoke Gazette: Village council to get new web address

Members will now request that the website address should be set up as overtonhampshire-
Well, that trips off the tongue.

(My mother-in-law is an Overton councillor. It's almost as if she's trying to get on this site on purpose) 

Saturday 5 July 2014

Windsor psychic weirdness

Windsor Observer: Council 'has never paid for exorcists'

Good to know the people's time isn't being wasted by - you know - pointless FOI requests.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Police crime blotter dullness

Cambridge News: Flower pot knocked over

Were you in St Neots a week ago? You'd better have a damn tight alibi, buster.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Robbie Williams dullness

Leamington Courier: Fan does a cross-stitch of The Fat Dancer

"My God," she says," I've wasted my life"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Railway dullness

Henley Standard: New Railway User Group to meet

If you're a member of the Old Railway User Group - BUGGER OFF, we don't want your sort round here.