Be careful when leaving your seat! by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, Freelance journalist Graham Smith ponders the automatically-closing toilet seat. Page 1 of 3 The national divorce rate is forecast to plummet faster than a long
Laughter is the best medicine and our regular round-up of press and media funnies aims to put a smile on the most downcast of faces.
From amusingly misspelt headlines to double-entendres of the first degree, we want to feature them on this page.
We used to round them up into collections of ‘Friday Funnies’ and these can still be viewed here, but we will now be publishing them individually both here and on the site homepage.
If you spot one, tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be careful when leaving your seat! by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 A nervous wreck, scarred for life and possibly suffering from third degree burns but with a clear conscience. “There are no levers, pedals, wires or cables involved,”
Be careful when leaving your seat! by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 Floored by the foodI see they are putting more fibre in Big Macs these days. Opening up 20 burgers he had bought for his son’s birthday party
Holdthefrontpage’s favourite picture from 2001 wasn’t taken by a newspaper photographer. It was one sent in to the Tamworth Herald for its Hooked on Herald feature, where readers take their favorite weekly paper around the world and have their photo
A cheeky reader managed to get one over on the Newcastle Evening Chronicle with an entry into the paper’s daily poetry section. The feature has been a big hit with readers, but the paper was caught out when one decided
Old pops can beat the idols by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 The man won the pork chops in a raffle on a night out. Quite why he decided to strap them to his feet is not clear but
Booyakasha! Is fancy dress a load of rap? That’s the question the Grimsby Evening Telegraph’s health reporter Lucy Wood set out to answer on her latest assignment at the paper. Lucy (pictured above – believe it or not) was dispatched
An ordinary ram raid – until you take a look at the by-line. Are the police following up all lines of inquiry?: And while we’re on the subject of animal names: This bovine safety expert must have been directing operations:
Not content with having his red card rescinded, Jimmy Floyd is to release a cover of Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me – well we think he should anyway. In the most vociferous call for video replays for referees yet, our man
More than 70 dedicated readers of the South Bucks Star scaled the Austrian Alps – but not without first packing a copy of the free weekly in their rucksacks. The stunt, by employees of a High Wycombe-based company, takes the
Incontinent with euronation by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, takes a close look at a new currency. Page 1 of 3 I have been euronating ever since New Year’s Eve and it’s not the drink. It’s an
Incontinent with euronation by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 The euphoria which has accompanied the launch of Mickey Mouse money is frightening. “Join us,” said Bank of France governor Jean-Claude Trichet. Now listen very carefully Monsieur, I will say
Incontinent with euronation by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 Hard evidenceAn Egyptian has been arrested after trying to smuggle 16,500 Viagra tablets out of Thailand. Mogi Neer Saki was seized at the airport’s departure terminal with the pills hidden
Never work with children or animals is an adage as useful to journalists as the acting profession – but dead animals? The lesson was learned the hard way by Ian Murray, of the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, when he
Old pops can beat the idols by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, on why a golden oldie is causing a musical stir. Page 1 of 3 If music was the food of love half of today’s pop