Friday, 20 July 2012

Headlines to make you cry and smile

A couple of headlines that caught the eye this week. The first is the sorry tale of the missing 'm' from the front of the Slough Observer's Midweek edition. I have seen plenty of mistakes where subs get their numbers muddled ... but not many in the splash headline. Whereas most people might feel for the poor sub in question, Bath Chronicle deputy editor Paul Wiltshire Tweeted. "Mind you, perhaps £100 goes a long way in some towns. Betjeman might agree." Come friendly bombs and all that ...
Thanks to @jizlobber

The second comes from my old stomping ground, the Ferryhill and Chilton Chapter in County Durham and is four years old ... but I had never come across it before. It was posted by Neil Graham of the Journal who says it remains his favourite front page headline of all time. It certainly builds up a vivid picture - and how could you not want to read on?

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