Face of a schoolboy murderer
"There were three striking elements to this story: we are seeing a picture of the killer for the first time; his comments that everything was fine and dandy are chilling; the judge told him that he may never be let out of jail.
Let me repeat that last one - a boy of 16 has been deemed so dangerous that he may never be released. Not one paper picked up that line in a front-page heading." Press review, November 3-7, 2014
A year of scaring us all to death
Giant mutant rats, green-fanged spiders, black-eyed child ghosts, killer storms: the Star wants its readers to be afraid - very afraid.
And not just its readers: Angelina Jolie, X Factor boy bands, the Coronation Street cast and Ant and Dec have all lived in fear of the invaders.
Best to keep calm and carry on.
When Tesco gets it wrong
"There seems to be no lawn on which it won't park its tanks: legal services, pet insurance, opticians, convenience stores - forget Tesco Express, did you know that One Stop shops were owned by Tesco? This is the free market in action. But what happens when Tesco comes a cropper? What happens to the communities where local businesses have been driven to the wall by the big boys if the big boy pulls out?"
A licence to bash the Beeb
The BBC comes under fire for putting up its 65-strong Lambing Live crew in a "luxurious £279-a-night" Edinburgh hotel. What a waste of public money!
Except the Beeb didn't pay anywhere near that: it negotiated 50% discount on the usual rate of £107.
So where did that headline figure come from?
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