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GHETTO WEDDING SEASON (Andrea)
It’s wedding season, apparently, and in honour of that, this blog is a brilliant collection of all things marital. There are ideas for invitations, pictures of wedding dresses, photos, and wedding related articles to keep you entertained. The girl behind it lives in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US and has been writing this blog since 2008 so if you are planning a wedding, you’ll have everything taken care of in no time with all the content that’s in here.
SORRY, I’VE GOT NO HEAD (Scott)
My daughter hates to miss her favourite CBBC comedy programme, “Sorry, I’ve Got No Head” – which is what sprung to mind when I stumbled across this website of wacky photography. Seems a significant number of the people he snaps in cities around the world are also missing a noggin.
ROYALTIES IN RETURN FOR PAIN (Andrea)
Singer/songwriter Adele has apparently been hounded by her ex-boyfriend who is making a desperate plea for some of the profits she made on debut album ’19’ – because he thinks their relationship was the inspiration for a number of the tracks. What if everyone did that? Imagine the school girl who inspired The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” or the woman behind Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” making a claim? The list could go on and on but at the end of the day, inspiration does not equal money.
SKIRTING THE ISSUE (Laura)
A school boy from Cambridge has caused a stir in the news this week, after wearing a skirt to school in a protest against school uniform policy which stops boys from wearing shorts, even in the warmer weather. The 12-year-old politician in the making claims that the rule discriminates against boys who find it difficult to concentrate in stifling trousers during the summer months. Rather than being taunted for his skirt wearing protest Chris Whitehead has received welcome support from his fellow classmates who sported banners as he made his first protest walk into school. It’s great to see someone so young fighting for what they believe and having the courage not only to step out in a skirt but also to follow through with their convictions. Let’s hope that rather than skirting the issue the powers that be at the school take notice of young Chris, as it could be pretty awkward for him during gym class!
FOR ONCE, A REAL MIRACLE ESCAPE (Raymond)
The term – ‘a miracle escape’ – is the biggest cliché in the journalist’s handbook – a surefire, but lazy way, to ramp up a flat story. But the tale of Andrew Linn is one the well and truly fits the tag. Andrew was speared through the face by a two inch wide metal pole when he veered off the road and collided with a metal fence. The injury in all its horrific detail is revealed in this news report – complete with a stunning x-ray image. Judge for yourself if this is a miracle escape.