Metro: ever responsive to readers’ demands

A letter in today’s Metro newspaper castigates the subs for a recent floods-related headline: “They sink it’s all over…” “This is a very stressful time and many in flood-hit areas won’t appreciate being the butt of your front-page pun”, writes Becky Railton from Surrey. The subs clearly didn’t get the memo: their front-page splash today? […]

It’s a cracker! Did you hear about the thief who stole a 125,000 volt live electricity cable?

Did you hear about the thief who stole a 125,000 volt live electricity cable? He was charged! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the un-official official jokes page. Tomorrow we’ll all be groaning about the appalling cracker jokes. So I thought we need to prepare ourselves. Please share your own jokes in the comments section below. They can […]

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get […]

The all-new singing and dancing Gavin Drake blog

Welcome to my new blog!  Actually, it is my old blog, but without the old content. Having moved back into news journalism it is no longer appropriate to maintain a blog in which I espouse my opinions, thoughts and prejudices.  Not least, because some of my clients don’t like their freelance (or in house) journalists […]

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