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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 editor.htfp@and.co.uk.

The burqa: this year's big thing

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Say what you like about the Taliban, but their sensible attitude to women can’t be faulted. I wonder how many Afghan blokes are secretly regretting the sudden

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Although I have Sky Digital, and all 197 channels at that, I have been unable to locate the news channel on which young lady newscasters display their

What is it with old people and loose change?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Dateline Afghanistan, and Our Boys go in. Unfortunately, they’re three Muslims from Luton fighting for the Taliban, rather than the Royal Marines fighting for the Forces of

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Why not provide all the pensioners with those quick-change belts that bus conductors used to wear? The ones where all the coins are stacked up in little

In a tricky situation… do you linger or bolt?

Our “wedding of the week”: But who did what? And then there’s the trendy vicar trying to wheedle his way back into favour with his flock – Perhaps he’s getting too many people in for Christenings: Or relying a little

Urban myths and the Taliban

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Humour has always been a part of war, usually as propaganda aimed at deflating the enemy. Remember Hitler’s alleged deficiency downstairs, or Charlie Chaplin’s film The Great

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 18.00 Holiday: The team go on pilgrimage to Mecca. Again; 18.30 Top of the Prophets: Will the Koran be No.1 for the 63,728th week running?; 19.00 Who

Flammable instruments and vampire worries

This headline surely speaks for itself: But what were the police hoping to find here? Dracula? – Must have been a court reporter on a long committal hearing. The rest of the guests must have been put in the shade

Just whistle a happy tune!

Just whistle a happy tune! by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, remembers a happy whistler – and looks at news from around the world. Page 1 of 3 I honestly thought Ronnie Ronalde had run out of

Where are all the "cute bottoms"?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 I have been known to indulge in the occasional pint of beer or bottle of wine. I have to confess that my alcohol intake may sometimes exceed

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Just whistle a happy tune! by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 Back to Ronnie. He has a marvellous web site, and yes, it twitters at you when you log on. He plugs his book “Around the World on a

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Just whistle a happy tune! by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 Swatting up for battleContestants have been doing battle in a mosquito killing championship in Italy. The contest is organised in the Lomellina Valley by the Anti-Mosquito League and

Sex change for Bin Laden!

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 This Northern Alliance thingy. Is it wise to rely on a building society to fight the Taliban for us? Wouldn’t proper soldiers stand a better chance? What

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Listen, shares can go up, as well as down. Don’t cry now just because this particular gravy train has hit the buffers. Another bloody moaner is that

Terrorists hiding in Debenhams?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 The editor of this impressive organ telephones me in a state of some excitement from the city centre, where he’s been handing out white feathers to anti-war

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