24 July 2014

Horizontal Jobs Scroller

Call 01332 253069
to advertise here

Funnies RSS

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 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…

Comments are off for this story

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…

Comments are off for this story

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…

Comments are off for this story

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,…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

"I took out my press card and threw it like a Ninja"

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…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Spanish seal off Rock in fishing dispute

PA headline horror By HoldTheFrontPage staff From Rob Shipley, at the Jersey Evening Post, comes the following headline horror story: On Saturdays we put the…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

How many times have you committed suicide?

Spend a few hours in any courtoom and the chances are you’ll hear a daft question or an even dafter answer. Someone, bless them, has…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

A few of my favourites…

Our recent crop of courtroom howlers and headlines – bizarre and brilliant – has prompted this from Nic Outterside at the Aberdeen Press and Journal:…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

There but for the grace of God…

There but for the grace of God… By HoldTheFrontPage staff We couldn’t resist this masthead from the Swansea Evening Post – a city on the…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Wine that went 'sh'…

Richard Willner, of the Evening News, Norwich, was inspired by our growing selection of cock-ups to share this tale: “I was working on the Lynn…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Something s-pecial for the ladies…

Something s-pecial for the ladies… By HoldTheFrontPage staff This tale of woe for advertising staff comes from Nic Outterside, of the Aberdeen Press and Journal:…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

"They wanted my skin for shoes"

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…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Another from Nic

Another from Nic By HoldTheFrontPage staff Nic Outterside, our most prolific howler contributor, says: “This was an advertising howler which lost an ad. man his…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Are you sitting uncomfortably

Oh, that dreaded moment when you spot an unfortunate juxtaposition of story and advert, with the paper already printed! It happened at the Derby Evening…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Unidentified Headline 148

Keep your favourites rolling in, folks! Wayne Swiffin, of the Derby Evening Telegraph, was amused by this, on BBC’s Ceefax: Reward: £5,000 for shooting culprits…

Comments are off for this story

June 25, 2007

Unidentified Headline 147

Headlines to die for Click here for more We want to know if you’ve seen a classic headline – good or bad – anywhere in…

Comments are off for this story


HoldtheFrontPage, Northcliffe House, Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2BH. Registered in England and Wales with Company No. 03031677
Powered by Wordpress, supported by Adaptive