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Friday Funnies: New spot the ball game launched

The election may be over, but a steady stream of media funnies continue to flow into our inbox.

Thanks to all who contribute and keep them coming to [email protected].

First off this week, this looks at first sight like an innocuous enough end-of-season celebration (from the Barry and District News)

On closer inspection, however, it seems the South Wales weekly may be resurrecting that old 70s favourite, Spot the Ball….

Staying in South Wales, reporters at the Cardiff-based Echo worked their socks off on election night to produce pages of election coverage like this one.

So it’s not surprising some of them were a bit miffed at this team by-line…

Meanwhile as Gordon Brown bade an emotional farewell and David Cameron prepared to move into No 10 on Tuesday, the Scarborough Evening News evidently felt its readers had had enough of politics:

Football now, and there appear to be some missing words in this News of the World spread about Fulham striker Bobby Zamora:

Finally, although this Sutton Coldfield Observer story is not a funny in the strictest sense, it certainly raised a few laughs among readers.

Check out the second paragraph from the end in particular. We suspect this one will run and run…..

See our full archive of Friday Funnies here


woldsman (14/05/2010 16:07:18)
Not surprised about the Scarborough front page. Editor would not know a good news story if it hit him on the head!

ex hack (17/05/2010 14:09:37)
And that sort of comment is why local newspapers produce such tired stories. It’s a cracking photo, why not use it on the front. Perhaps the readers would be interested in it. Or would you rather rehash a press release about a Neighbourhood Watch campaign, wheelie bins or potholes.