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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.

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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

Where's that Trude when you need her?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 We are told that a shortage of vets is causing a backlog of Foot and Mouth-infected animals waiting to be slaughtered. Well it’s time to mobilise the

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Seventeen primary school children in Brighton have made themselves ill after eating daffodils and were sent home clutching their stomachs in pain. Why should we put up

Pin money for the royals

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Am I alone in wondering why all the fuss about Sophie Rhys-Jones wanting to earn a few bob? Let’s face it, she’s married to an inept Mummy’s

Daily trauma in Bristol

Bristol Observer reporter Jayne Taylor suffers a daily trauma – and that’s before she gets to work… Read on to find out how she copes with the local public transport Page 1 of 2 ARGH! I might be in the

Come fly with me

Come fly with me! by Graham Smith Freelance journalist Graham Smith, Managing Editor of Mediaworld PR Ltd, spends a day with the Red Arrows aerobatics team. Page 1 of 3 You would not want to fly with Andrew Offer after

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Come fly with me! by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 Blacking out? Apparently when they do one particular manoeuvre, which involves hurtling two aircraft towards each other so you couldn’t put a pencil between them, they pull a G

Make a packet from litigation

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Declan Swan. It’s a name to strike fear and revulsion in the heart of every telly viewer. Declan Swan isn’t an IRA terrorist. He isn’t a dim-witted

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Perhaps you could give some thought to guiding your headline writers to avoid offending different racial groups with the use of such terms.” Now this is a

Headline howlers

Here are some new headline funnies, all spotted in the UK regional press… The ladies at the Saffron Waldon Reporter quite liked this one… (From an ad feature about a Cambridgeshire pub/restaurant – honestly!) But talk about stating the obvious…

Barry's worry over the Welsh

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Look out! The police are kicking the door down! I suppose it was to be expected. Once they’d decided to investigate the appalling Anne Robinson for making

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 The latest lucky recipient of the big cheque is Acting Chief Superintendent Anil Patani of Nottinghamshire Police. (Yes, he’s Asian, but I’d be saying the same about

More headline howlers

We were reminded of these headlines actually appeared in newspapers recently – though not all in the regional press! Thanks to our contributor Sarah Elliott from This Is Exeter (sorry – we couldn’t let you remain anonymous!). Something Went Wrong

Women – can't live with them, can't live without them

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Women eh? Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Not until they invent oven chips that do the ironing, anyway. It was Mrs Beelzebub’s 40th birthday

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Then there’s their gullibility, not that such a trait is all bad. After all, how many trainee astronauts really frequent dodgy night clubs? But still. Another story

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