Monthly Archives: January 2012

Reaching for the Sheffield Star

Thanks to @MattDupuy for calling my attention to a rather brilliant blog highlighting headlines from the Sheffield Star. The one Matt particularly liked was from July: S YORKS CROSS DRESSER’S TENERIFE SUCCESS, but I found the newer entries just as … Continue reading

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Mirror and Sun mop up as Mail kicks bucket

I’m not really knocking Paul Dacre’s mid-market tabloid. After all, as today’s international online readership figures show, he knows what people like. But I didn’t think that SHOPKEEPER TAKES ON MACHETE THUG WITH A MOP… AND WINS really did the story … Continue reading

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A cryptic headline

This week The Times published a rather special crossword puzzle. Set by Wadham Sutton, it marked the 40th anniversary of his first cryptic puzzle for the paper (this is his 1,414th, apparently, though I’m surprised he’s still counting). Subs love … Continue reading

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‘My Heart Sank As I Wrote The Headline’

Dominic Mohan’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry yesterday raised some interesting points about what you can say in newspapers versus what you can say online. The Sun editor reported that his “heart sank” on May 23, 2011 when Ryan Giggs … Continue reading

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Who Was the Super Caley Sub?

SUPER CALEY GO BALLISTIC, CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS is one of the most famous British tabloid newspaper headlines of all time. But who came up with it? We can see the writer’s name (Rodger Baillie) and picture on the Scottish Sun’s match report … Continue reading

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