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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 [email protected].

How I broke the story of Dr Death

Every journalist’s dream came true for Manchester Evening News reporter Mikaela Sitford when she landed a world exclusive. Last week, family doctor Harold Shipman was jailed for life for the murder of 15 elderly patients. On the day after the

"My colon has stopped working…"

We asked what bizarre exchanges you had heard in your newsroom, and below are a few more contributions: Chief sub to photographer: “Bob, what shape is that school pic going to be?” Photographer: “Oblong.” Chief reporter: “How did Tony Hancock

Sub-editor wanted: must have a sense of pun

You’ve seen our selection of headlines you’re glad you didn’t write, but there are two sides to every story, of course, and today we introduce some of the better examples of the headline-writer’s craft. Let us know if you see

A headline classic!

When it comes to funny headline stories – the oldies are still the goodies. Journalist Tim Lenton, of Eastern Counties Newspapers, has e-mailed us with his all-time favourite, which he spotted in a regional daily paper a few years ago: