Saturday 31 January 2015

Thursday 29 January 2015

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Monday 26 January 2015

Bus pass cat dullness

Reading Post: Freeloading cat gets a bus pass

One of six stories about this particular cat in the Reading Post. Who does his PR?

Sunday 25 January 2015

Cornwall dull double bill

Falmouth Packet: Dung heap on fire

Falmouth Packet: Law firm expands

"Had a dung heap fire that wasn't your fault? Call us now on 01872..."

Friday 23 January 2015

Black cat dullness

Somerset Guardian: Black cat sits in front of black TV screen, rendering its owner stupid

The fact that this picture got about a million clicks on Reddit just goes to show how close to doom our civilisation is sailing.

Thursday 22 January 2015

Wednesday 21 January 2015

New pub dullness

Wales Online: New pub opens

Story comes with live blog, photo gallery, video report, two bylines.

SPOILER: It's a Wetherspoons

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Biscuit thieves dullness

Camden New Journal: Biscuit thieves nabbed

Their rampage is over. Well done, the Old Bill

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Monday 19 January 2015

Sunday 18 January 2015

Swans dullness

Bexley News Shopper: Swans visit supermarket

"Do you do credit?"

"Why, yes we do"

"Great, put it on my bill"

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Friday 16 January 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Monday 12 January 2015

Short trousers dullness

Stourbridge News: Man wears short trousers all the time

Except when it gets cold, then he says he might consider trousers.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Friday 9 January 2015

Very dull earthquake dullness

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nobody hurt, no damage reported in very small earthquake

But - rest assured - the moment South Yorkshire is laid waste by a natural disaster, the Times will be there.

Spotter's Badge: Patrick

Ferry dullness

Shetland Times: Ferry delayed

Something that happens so often that we doubt if this is news any more

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Accountancy firm press release disguised as news

Basingstoke Gazette: Accountancy firm rather pleased with itself

"Although the financial performance of a professional services firm in the year following any major merger or acquisition can often be a challenge, it is certainly pleasing to note that both consolidated profits and partner profits rose by significant amounts" 


Monday 5 January 2015

X Factor dullness

Accrington Observer: Spiggy out of the Stereo Kicks visits salon

Come to think of it, that's not Spiggy. It's Mort. Or MC Flymo.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday 4 January 2015

Peter Andre dullness

Fleet News and Mail: Some people meet Peter Andre

He loves his kids, you know.

Rugby Advertiser: Some more people meet Peter Andre

Eastbourne Herald: Peter Andre etc

Pendle Today: Peter Andre - the hell never ends

Bristol Post: Peter etc etc etc etc

And a billion other almost identical local newspaper stories. Look at him. Dead behind the eyes.

(This post brought me threats and insults from Team Peter fans. Who knew?)

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday 1 January 2015

Bird dullness

Cambridge News: Bird gets into shop

Happy ending: They killed it and ate it.

Spotter's Badge: Kate