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
Neil Burns, of The Orcadian, mailed us with what he considers a classic, written by the Orkney paper’s news editor, Robert Leslie, after a plane was forced to return to its hangar because a wheel fell off on the runway:
You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel
And Jennifer Burt, editor of the Babyworld.co.uk website, recalls the headline on a story about hospital services in Edinburgh:
Sick Kids To Be Cut In Half
A student at Darlington College sent us the following – and all we can say is that if it’s not genuine, it should have been!
Eye Drops Off Shelf
We liked this, from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph…
But not these (sources withheld to protect the guilty):
Solved – the mystery of where to put the apostrophe.
How to fill out a shy line.
Hartlepool Mail sub-editor Bill Brogan submitted these pearlers: below and you can see more results of our trawl through regional newspapers by clicking here
Man banged girlfriend against the wall
Blind man looks to the future
Swan-neck crane man dies
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