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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.

Social workers swinging the lead

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 If you had to guess which category of employee took the most days off sick, who would it be? Policemen? Maybe. They’re generally lazy sods who are

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Meanwhile the Westminster gravy train keeps steaming ahead, with no buffers even remotely in sight. As well as copping for an 11 per cent rise which will

Excellent service from the chef

There were red faces all round at one weekly paper, which seems to have discovered a new way to bring the punters in to local restaurants. Hidden in the middle of a spread on eating out, was this entry for

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Vive la difference! by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 The outdoor tables at a high-class restaurant edge precariously onto the roadside. More than once a diner almost ended up with roast duck, orange sauce, a side salad and a

Barry's dilemma on the big vote

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 So I suppose you want me to tell you how to vote? Well, on one side we have a dim-witted incompetent with a hair crisis and an

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 So, back to the really important things in life, like Survivor and Big Brother. Have you noticed that out of the entire casts of the two programmes,

Ministerial appointments and the Aussie cricket team

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 So, there we go. Another five years of lies, false promises and sleaze. I sometimes think that you people shouldn’t be trusted with something as important as

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 A new report, issued last week by the ludicrously-named Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System, showed that last year there were 37 reported injuries caused by tea-cosy

Vive la difference

Vive la difference! by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, of Mediaworld, ponders the perils ofdriving ‘en France’. Page 1 of 3 It is alleged that the French drive on the right. If you are going there this year forget

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Vive la difference! by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 You stick your nose out, remember to stay on the right and then you glance in the mirror. There are seventeen French people in assorted vehicles examining the small letters

Funny ha-ha andfunny peculiar

Our latest batch of headlines, painstakingly clipped from the regional press. Our thanks to contributors, and again, names are withheld to protect the guilty! First up – there’s nothing like a good inquest… Presumably he’d jumped, shot himself, taken an

Prescott's a disgrace… where was his follow-up?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 John Prescott is an absolute disgrace. Fancy trying to deck a farm worker with one pathetic jab? Where was the follow-up body shot? Where was the uppercut?

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 You know my views on this. The only people who should have the right to vote are property owners of sound mind and body. And, in the

Bloody Germans!

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 It’s come to something when the bloody Germans feel free to have a pop at this great country of ours. In a badly-written diatribe in Stern magazine

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 This, I kid you not, is what one of Fleet Street’s finest had to say about the England captain after comparing him to Robert de Niro’s psychopathic

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