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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

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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June 25, 2007

"I was the Beast of Exmoor"

Most newspapers have one, make fun of one and need one to talk about behind their back.It’s the wizened old hack, travelling on the final…

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June 25, 2007

The art of the sub-editor

We’ve been trawling the regional press once again for good and bad headlines and liked this one, from a Liverpool Echo story about bad weather…

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June 25, 2007

"So it was off to the barber's for a shaved head"

Most newspapers have one, make fun of one and need one to talk about behind their back.It’s the wizened old hack, travelling on the final…

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June 25, 2007

"Foxes offer a mint"

On one of our regular trawls through the regional press for headlines which are good, bad or just plain bizarre, we liked this one from…

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June 25, 2007

Food back on the menu

More strange and surreal headlines from the regional press: If you liked those, try these click here If you’ve seen a classic headline – good,…

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June 25, 2007

"A polar bear ate my dear friend Chuffy"

Most newspapers have one, make fun of one and need one to talk about behind their back.It’s the wizened old hack, travelling on the final…

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June 25, 2007

"I'm glad I didn't write that!"

Click here for more headline funnies If you’ve seen a classic headline – good or bad – anywhere in the regional press.e-mail it to us…

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June 25, 2007

Solid base for a property buy

Solid base for a property buy By HoldTheFrontPage staff A sharp-eyed HoldTheFrontPage reader spotted this bargain spotlighted in the property section of a Midlands daily…

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June 25, 2007

We know what they meant…

We know what they meant… By HoldTheFrontPage staff Thanks to all the journalists around the country who are keeping us well supplied with courtroom howlers,…

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