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Old 22.04.2011, 18:45
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Birmingham Mail: Extreme Weather Warning!

Earlier this afternoon, my wife and I discovered the miraculous technology that is "Newspapers Direct" at Zurich HB. By following a series of menus on a touch screen, one can choose a newspaper from any one of 92 countries and have it printed in 10 - 15 minutes (or 35 minutes, if you're unlucky like we were - still, it's a new idea and these things take time to refine).

Out of all the 1700 newspapers on offer, we chose the Birmingham Mail. Well, you would, wouldn't you?

On page 3 of this fine journal, one can find the following article:


Warning on Spring Sun

Health bosses urged Midlanders to "stay safe" with temperatures set to soar over the Easter Weekend.

The region is expected to be one of the country's hotspots with temperatures hitting 23C on Saturday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it expected to see a rise in heat-related 999 calls with cases of sunstroke, heat exhaustion, sunburn, dehydration and alcohol-related problems.

(and so on, and on, and on...)
And I thought Blick am Abend was bad...

Has anyone else got any local paper howlers to share?
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Re: Birmingham Mail: Extreme Weather Warning!

I spent a few summers on jersey and not much happens on jersey despite what Bergerac might say. Anyway 3rd page news in the St Helier post (forget the exact papers name now) but anyway headline 'woman loses sunglasses in west park' I kid you not!
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Old 22.04.2011, 20:09
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Re: Birmingham Mail: Extreme Weather Warning!

I wish I could get a print edition of this newspaper from the station.

I'm convinced that at least half of the Chase Post is an elaborate spoof. It's interesting that it often finds its articles cited in cryptozoology journals, by investigators who have clearly been led to believe that it is a serious local newspaper.

Bless 'em!
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