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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.

Respect for women

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Why all the fuss about some woman sailing “around the world”? She’s not been around the world at all. The race was just down to Antarctica and

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Barry Beelzebub – The Devil’s AdvocateA weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Not content with taxing smokers to the hilt even though they don’t live long enough to avail themselves of many services, the

Horsing around in court

Inspired by our cuttings from overseas, HoldTheFrontPage readers have sent in their own funnies, spotted in the UK regional press… All are anonymous to protect the guilty. They range from the clever (and our favourite)… … to those that raise

Politically correct in Ambridge

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 I was wondering how long it would take the chattering classes to latch onto another example of outrageous political correctness from the BBC. The victim, once again,

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 Lord Irvine, he of the expensive wallpaper and 90 denier tights, is in trouble again for inviting ambitious lawyers to a fund-raising dinner and leaning on them

Who's to blame for foot and mouth?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 So who is to blame for the Foot and Mouth epidemic? Step forward, Tony Blah. Think about it. One of the major issues in the forthcoming election

Used tombstones and viagra

Clippings sent via e-mail from colleagues in the world of electronic media reveal the regional press is the same the world over… For example, good advice is hard to come by: Or is it?: And it seems the US lawmen

Oh Mandy – I sent you away

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 Oh, Mandy. Well you came and you gave without taking, but I sent you away, oh Mandy. So the only British cabinet minister to have a song

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Barry Beelzebub – The Devil’s AdvocateA weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 “Describe, in less than 500 words, how you would excuse going missing from the job for six days after disconnecting an elderly

Insomnia:The joys of a bigger bed

Ever fancied a ‘Duvet Day’?The new fad from America caught the attention of third year journalism student Kate Simpkins, whose thoughts were first published in the online magazine, hackwriters.com Page 1 of 2 Sleep your way to a better life?Had

The new face of the Army

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 If you were trying to get more women to join the Army, who would you use in the publicity photos? A size 18 swamp donkey with cropped

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Barry Beelzebub – The Devil’s AdvocateA weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 I am outraged to hear that a woodwork teacher from Devon is being investigated after complaints of cruelty to pupils. His alleged

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Barry Beelzebub – The Devil’s AdvocateA weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 It appears that there may be health concerns about farmed salmon. Well, there would be, wouldn’t there? How can farming salmon be

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Barry Beelzebub – The Devil’s AdvocateA weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 You simply cannot reason with these people. Some of them are just stark, raving mad, some of them go on demonstrations because‚Ķ

Style versus substance

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 1 of 2 One of the blights of modern times is the belief that style matters more than substance. From Anthea Turner to Frank Skinner, from Oasis to Mr Blah,

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