October 15, 2011 3:09 AM   Subscribe


The South London Press has been covering the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Wandsworth since 1865.

The flickr group 'SOUTH LONDON PRESS' documents the SLP's particularly poetic sandwich boards, from the sublime to the spectacular via the poignant and the merely everyday.
posted by Acheman (14 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a fan of Australia's NT News myself.
posted by GamblingBlues at 3:44 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

More NT News. (And yes, if you thought Casper was friendly, you should, in fact, meet Kevin.)
posted by GamblingBlues at 3:49 AM on October 15, 2011

Let's not forget the New York Post. It is a classic for classy headlines, like these:
The Stocks are like a hooker's panties.
Tiger is a Cheetah.
David Carradine suicide is Hung-Fu.
US World Cup defeat, stupid sport.
posted by Flood at 4:49 AM on October 15, 2011

This encapsulates the excitement of the local headline for me: Rihanna not coming to Morecambe.
posted by Abiezer at 5:03 AM on October 15, 2011

I moved from inner city Dublin over 10 years ago to a medium sized town on the South Coast. The first week I read the local crime report sidebars in the local newspaper I was utterly bemused.
"Youth seen attempting to enter house on George's Street via front window last Saturday. Anyone with information contact PC Bloggs on...."

I had visions of bailing my daughter out every weekend she forgets her house key....

It was a culture shock let me tell you.
posted by Wilder at 5:13 AM on October 15, 2011

Similar: Evening Standard Headlines Flickr set
posted by Cuppatea at 5:53 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Here's one I spotted a couple of weeks ago.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 6:00 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Who shoplifts accordions?
posted by tommasz at 6:35 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Alter-universe Bad Jimmy Shand.
posted by Abiezer at 7:37 AM on October 15, 2011

The all-time winner, however, has got to be the Scottish Daily Record, with "I kicked burning terrorist so hard in the balls I tore a tendon in my foot". (And he did, too! This is why burning terrorists should never attack Glaswegian airports ...)
posted by cstross at 7:58 AM on October 15, 2011 [4 favorites]

Best local news headline from the small town paper where I grew up: FOODMART HIT TWICE! POLICE BAFFLED!

Rather than being about a crime spree in small town Maine, it instead referred to a little old lady crashing her car through the front entrance (accidentally) and an employee (also my sister) accidentally driving up and over one of those cement barriers and putting a 3' dent into the deli. Both occurred the same week, and the police were surprised they would be dealing with accidents like this twice in a week...

I framed the article for my sister's benefit.
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:14 AM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]

And don't forget the crack squirrels
posted by fallingbadgers at 9:52 AM on October 15, 2011

Best ever local news headline was one I spotted on holiday in the Epworth Bells and Crowle Advertiser: MUM FINDS DEAD BEE IN GARDEN. According to the paper, she was worried that this could be the beginning of an epidemic, and appealed to local residents to report any other sightings of dead bees.
posted by verstegan at 10:21 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Man who tried to turn his faeces into gold is jailed. Where there's muck, there's brass!
posted by Abiezer at 8:56 PM on October 20, 2011

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