Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Onslow, Aug 10, 2006.
Man found dead in graveyard. Harrow Observer.
Not a funny headline as such, but a cracking story dominates my local right now...
Fucker made it about 100 yards from the factory before stacking it
Further rummaging reveals this gem:
Former PCSO wrote threatening notes to herself
There was a billboard in Torquay in the summer that started with the words PRINCESS GARDENS blah blah. To a local that would be a story about the continuing saga of a possible development on a well known sea front location. To a stranger it might have seemed to be about a member of Royalty doing a bit of weeding.
Couple given six months to pay back brothels money
Beans contract worth £2.5m
Pumpkins suffer in 'strange' year
HOGMANAY WAGNER CONCERT AT STIRLING CASTLE
I read that last year, and thought "Wow. That's far more high brow than the usual fare".
You guessed it. It wasn't the German composer of Ring fame...
Fire destroys mobile horse box in Tarporley
Burning to post this one
City centre fire caused by eggs left on the cooker
Rihanna not coming to Morecambe
Actress Jennifer Ellison in city for slimming campaign
Cow waste power plan is resubmitted
a friend set up a fb group for chorley billboards... bit of a mixed bag, but there's some total gems.
A NEW tenant could soon be setting up shop in an empty store.
...and an intriguing one also from the King's Lynn News
Take that AA Gill as pub hailed
This from the Islington Gazette.
Holloway teen jailed after police discover crack in his bum
I assume the Welwyn Times is a sister paper?
The 'Hold The Front Page' website regularly features cock-ups & funny headlines from the press & their websites under the theme of 'Friday Funnies', IIRC when this one from the Gloucestershire Echo first appeared I posted it on the wasting bandwidth thread.....
Just been looking at their Top 12 for 2010, these two made me lol...
We couldn’t believe our eyes when someone sent us a copy of this Chesney Hawkes interview from the Stratford Herald. Neither, I suspect, could poor old Chesney.
The paper’s apology a week later was almost as funny as the original gaffe, with the editor blaming the episode on a ‘particularly vindictive gremlin.’
More here: http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/category/funnies/
ahhh, i was gonna post that!
can't seem to post pics from weird uni pcs but if i could i'd post pretty much all of cardiff terrifies me.
RIP chocolate bar
That made me laugh so much
Gateshead council attacks Pickles on bin plan
The headline made me laugh, but the article doesn't really deliver
Maidenhead Advertiser tend not to have too may funny headlines but this amused me
Chicken causes house fire
These hooligans should not come up her and cause this damage!
This was the front-page headline that didn't make it to print, but only just.
In the days before newspaper pages were made-up on screen, they were made-up on big 'make-up' boards, where text, photos & ads were pasted onto these boards with hot wax, before being driven to the printers for plates to be made, BTW this was only the mid-80s.
I was in the production studio, just before the pages were due to be boxed-up and on their way, when at the very last moment the error was spotted.
This particular headline was concerning an illegal rave up in the hills, and ironically the only letter missing was a 'e'.
Separate names with a comma.