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Started by Blumf, June 23, 2011, 04:34:22 PM

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Fambo Number Mive

Not sure if this counts as "earth-shattering" or just plain stupid. Local newspaper phones local doctors surgeries to see how long they take to answer.

QuoteOxford Mail readers have previously had mixed experiences with getting touch with their GP and being able to see them face-to-face.

Sophie Jefferies commented that the 'receptionists don't answer' while Samantha Strange said they experienced no problems throughout the entire pandemic.

They added: "My doctor surgery has ran as efficiently and fantastic as ever."

Doctors recently told the BBC that patients must stressfully 'compete' for appointments when the phone lines open.

On Tuesday October 26, the Oxford Mail phoned 10 doctors surgeries in Oxford and the results were extremely surprising...

I'm sure that people hanging on the phone to their doctor will be delighted that their local paper was clogging up the lines to see how long it takes for their call to be answered.

Alberon

Is this the most patriotic motorbike?



QuoteIf you've been passed by a blinding combination of red, white a blue it may have been this bike spotted in Oxford Road on Wednesday.

Coated in at least five Union Jacks and two St George's Crosses, the motorbike is certainly hard to miss.

If you haven't seen it, maybe you've heard one of the bike four bright red horns.

Complete with a metal model spitfire attached the front, it's hard to think what would make the vehicle more patriotic.

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19697141.patriotic-motorbike-uk/

Is it?

Is it really the most patriotic motorbike EVER?

The most patriotic two-wheeled petrol powered bike EVER? In the entire history of the WORLD? THE MOST PATRIOTIC EVER!!!!??!??!

Blumf

It's an Italian scooter. For the sake of Brexit, Hang the driver!


SpiderChrist

QuoteHull Magistrates' Court heard how Macdonald forcibly entered MIND in Beverley Road the building after consuming two litres of vodka and 40 cans of Foster's and cocaine.

Fosters branching out into class As?

jobotic

Love how they couldn't get into his facebook account so they copied a thumbnail and blew it up so he's just a blur.

That's journalism!

Mr Banlon

Quote from: Alberon on November 08, 2021, 08:39:41 AM
Is this the most patriotic motorbike?



https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19697141.patriotic-motorbike-uk/

Is it?

Is it really the most patriotic motorbike EVER?

The most patriotic two-wheeled petrol powered bike EVER? In the entire history of the WORLD? THE MOST PATRIOTIC EVER!!!!??!??!
Are blue lights legal on non-emergency vehicles ?
'Dickheads on dangerously over-laden mopeds' : The Fourth Emergency Service
"Make way ! There's a bloke in Grimsby who needs a tonic Harrington, STAT !"

Fambo Number Mive

"Yeah, Dave, there's a bloke in Scarborough who needs a Union Jack, you're the nearest Gammonmobile, can you take this call"

"Roger that, Nigel" WOOOOWOOOWOOOWOOO.

But what tunes do his four horns play? You cut me up, I'll blast you with Waterloo Sunset!


Blumf

Quote from: Jittlebags on November 10, 2021, 02:12:57 PM
Another one from Hull. No need to go further than the headline really:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/drug-dealing-boxer-tried-destroy-6178127

Well, just past the headline:

"He accidentally ate his family's contact details"

Which is pure Forteana.

Fambo Number Mive

QuoteIn a clear sign that global warming is here to stay, trainee chef Csaba Andok stripped off to sunbathe in Botley Road.

He soaked up the rays in a suntrap outside the Station Grill chicken diner next to Oxford station.

While the temperature was unseasonably warm today for November - about 10 degrees C - trainee chef Csaba Andok said it felt a lot warmer in the sunshine...

Headline "Trainee chef sunbathes in November on Botley Road"

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19717936.trainee-chef-sunbathes-november-botley-road/


buttgammon

Quote from: Jittlebags on November 17, 2021, 08:15:58 PM
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/anglesey-arsonist-sent-back-jail-22191002

You need to read to find the vaguelly amusing bit.

I love the fact that it doesn't get clarified or contextualised at any point in the article.

Jittlebags

Quote from: buttgammon on November 17, 2021, 08:38:29 PM
I love the fact that it doesn't get clarified or contextualised at any point in the article.

Yes, every reader is free to invent their own
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kalowski

Quote from: buttgammon on November 17, 2021, 08:38:29 PMI love the fact that it doesn't get clarified or contextualised at any point in the article.
Yes, just casually dropped in and then never mentioned.

Mr Banlon

Not local, from The Telegraph :
Man almost blows his own legs off in mole vendetta :
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/man-almost-blows-legs-off-123131450.html
"A Czech man's overzealous attempts to rid his garden of a mole problem ended up with him nearly blowing his legs off."
"He packed the F4-type "Dum Bum" explosives inside the mole tunnel, covered them with concrete tiles and, for unknown reasons, then decided to stand on top."


Fambo Number Mive

Although it's a total non-story, it did make me smile when I read it in the Oxford Mail.