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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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Everything’s dafter in Texas by Graham Smith Page 2 of 3 Sorry, I digress. Back to the Yanks. A unique wind-proof beach towel has been tested to withstand significantly strong winds. But the manufacturers warn that during a hurricane their

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Everything’s dafter in Texas by Graham Smith Page 3 of 3 I howled one day when an articulated waggon driver, and he was as articulated as his vehicle, cast doubts on the parentage of three motorists and almost mangled a

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A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Page 2 of 2 So why don’t we have enormous hog roasts across the country where thousands of poor people, asylum seekers and beggars can feast to their heart’s content? We

Caught out by the law

If there’s anything worse for a journalist than a policeman without a sense of humour – it can only be a policeman WITH a sense of humour. Picture the scene: A “north Midlands” newsroom (sorry to be vague, but it

Grand Stand Against Sport

Jess Wynn is on the Post Graduate Writer’s Programme at Falmouth College.She is a Cornish-born budding feature writer and would-be novelist in her early 20s. She comes armed with a degree and a talent for clear, amusing writing – with

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

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

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

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