Baffling local news stories

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tillyoshea
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Not a story, but curious local newspaper decision to print tweets, complete with URLs of images...

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madmusician
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tillyoshea wrote:
Sat 25 Mar, 2017 15.35
Not a story, but curious local newspaper decision to print tweets, complete with URLs of images...

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We have a very low-budget local magazine in these parts which does the same. It leads to utterly nonsensical stuff being published, such as one from my employer that was featured saying, "Look what's arrived" and then a URL of an image.

Does nobody proofread this stuff?!
gottago
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To be honest I can imagine there's plenty of 'types' who read these papers and will happily type every letter of these URLs out to find out what it is.
thegeek
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Sniffer dogs search Wanstead park after reports of mysterious smell
POLICE dogs are searching Wanstead Park after reports of a mysterious smell.

A police van and dog unit were spotted in Wanstead park just after 9am this morning.

A man walking in the park this morning admitted he thought he "could smell something dead".
woah
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Missing South Yorkshire parrot found eating chocolate biscuits at supermarket

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/missing-s ... -1-8468404
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woah wrote:
Fri 31 Mar, 2017 17.58
Missing South Yorkshire parrot found eating chocolate biscuits at supermarket

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/missing-s ... -1-8468404
What I find more baffling is the (unclosable) adverts that are covering over the sides of the main body of the site, and overlapping the adverts that appear to have been correctly designed for the site's proportions.
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nidave
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140mph Virgin train set for Hertfordshire lines is dangerous, says the mother of one of the drivers
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/1 ... story.html

Considering they have been doing 140Mph+ in other places for a very long time this is a bit odd
Alexia
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The BTL comments are....well....
scottishtv
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It's from the Metro, so designed to provoke a reaction, but still quite amusing:

Rich people angry because their phone numbers have poorer town’s area code

Haha, they actually care about landlines.
gottago
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Currently doing the rounds on Twitter, I think this could well be the mother of all local news stories.

http://m.devonlive.com/mother-and-daugh ... story.html
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