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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.

June 25, 2007

Crime and punishment

Contributions this weekend to our selection of headlines includes a website – where a banner advert sat rather unfortunately at the top of an update…

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June 25, 2007

Grapes, japes and a nose for trouble!

Grapes, japes and a nose for trouble! by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, Managing Editor of Mediaworld PR Ltd, has written topical humour columns…

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June 25, 2007

Killer cows and peanuts

We liked this headline: The tragic death of Inspector Morse has left an opening for a new hero: What dreadful offence with a rope prompted…

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June 25, 2007

Random thoughts

A regular HoldTheFrontPage reader from the world of electronic publishing sent us these random thoughts on being a woman, which are currently doing the rounds…

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June 25, 2007

Headlines of the hour

Thanks to those of you who have contributed headlines you’ve spotted in the regional press for our latest round-up. Here they are: A quick glance…

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June 25, 2007

Golfing gaffe

Our thanks to the HoldtheFrontPage reader who alerted us to the unfortunate juxtaposition of a story from a murder trial and a picture about a…

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June 25, 2007

MacIntyre eat your heart out!

Thanks for your response to our appeal for stories about those times – heroic or just plain embarrassing – when a journalist has “starred” in…

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June 25, 2007

They must be quackers

Bizarre story of last week award, goes to the Gloucestershire Echo for the story of the mystery naked hero who rescued a duck in distress….

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June 25, 2007

Newshound bitten by dog

Simon Harvey brought us his tale of being struck by lightning as he pursued a runaway donkey while covering a summer fete for the Henley…

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June 25, 2007

A flash of inspiration

There are few things guaranteed to bring a wry smile to a journalist’s lips more than a fellow hack becoming the focus of a news…

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June 25, 2007

More headlines here

It’s a hard life being a sub-editor, but life can be even tougher when you’re a thug. Consider, the plight of poor old Bill the…

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June 25, 2007

Another clutch of classics

More classic headlines, this time remembered with fondness and sent to us by Sandra Dyson of the Hull Daily Mail: Local agricultural show results….Cattle do…

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June 25, 2007

Cringeworthy moments laid bare

Liz Payne, from the Accrington Observer, couldn’t help but notice the howlers Jeremy Condliffe sent in from his time there. She told HoldTheFrontPage: “It’s now…

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June 25, 2007

It can happen to anyone – honestly

Winner of the “It can happen to anyone – but thank God it wasn’t me” award goes to the team behind this gem…. We loved…

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June 25, 2007

Newsroom fun

We couldn’t resist revisiting the Accrington Observer’s merry newsroom just once more… to reap the wise words recorded by Liz Payne. Observer staff demonstrating broad…

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June 25, 2007

Something for the weekend

Here’s the latest crop of funny, strange and unusual headlines from the regional press: Presumably these signs just say “Glos” – or maybe they’re only…

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