Baffling local news stories

JAS84
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Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Unbelievable! A couple of days ago a Banksy art appeared in Wincolmlee, and a snobby councillor wants to destroy it! Strange attitude to have when Hull was City of Culture last year. He's a Tory though, and we're Labour, so it's not his decision.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-42844953
scottishtv
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Joined: Thu 01 Apr, 2004 15.36
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

I know local papers have faced a tough time against advertising spend going elsewhere, and people not buying hard copies any more, but the reaction from Johnston Press has reached a new level of insanity lately. I rarely read the site, so going on to the Edinburgh Evening News today was a bit of a shock as you now have to disable your ad blocker before you can do anything.

Then the ads load.... here's part of a 'story' about unsafe roof tiles in the city centre. I've highlighted the article as it's a struggle to find it.
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There's also now lots of piss-poor lists, like this easy to navigate article:
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If you can be bothered to click through to the next page, they don't even name the restaurants - just a few pictures shoved in a template gallery thing. If you scroll down a bit it's all just more panels of Taboola clickbait links, ads and 'funny stories' from other websites.

It's such an horrific user experience, it's a wonder they get any visitors to the site.
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dosxuk
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Joined: Thu 07 Feb, 2008 21.37
Location: Sheffield

I've disabled JavaScript for their sites, it's the only way to actually see what they're writing amongst the guff.
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Nick Harvey
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I find the Reading Pane option in Firefox the best way to get to the actual news.

Doesn't seem to work in Edge though.
bilky asko
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Joined: Sat 08 Nov, 2008 19.48

After 4 years, temporary cones are to be removed.

https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/new ... lly-going/
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Alexia
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Joined: Sat 01 Oct, 2005 17.50

bilky asko wrote:
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 21.29
After 4 years, temporary cones are to be removed.

https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/new ... lly-going/
cwathen
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri 15 Aug, 2003 17.28

Disgruntled KFC diner does best 'outraged with folded arms' picture since the inception of this thread...and thankfully there is an accompanying video.
https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/whats- ... 1516648057

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Martin Phillp
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Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

TVF's London Lite.
thegeek
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Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 12.35

My cousin - who didn't need to drive very often - lived in a CPZ but didn't want to pay for a permit, so would leave his car in one of a variety of free spots a mile away. He once went a few weeks between trips and then when it came to finding it again, couldn't remember where it was. I think it went a few months before he located it.
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