The ‘Silly Season’ is once again upon us
August is the time when newsrooms run out of things to say. With half the country on holiday and Parliament in recess, it’s the time of year when journalists write stories that range from the bizarre to the ridiculous.
Past example headlines have included such things as ‘Victor Meldrew found in space’ (The Sun), ‘Guards praised for tackling Russian who shot banana’ (Cambridge News) and ‘Pet catches the daily bus for four years’ (The Telegraph).
The best we’ve seen so far this ‘Silly Season’ comes from the Cumbrian newspaper The Westmorland Gazette. It announces that a 59-year old woman who got lost in Kendal has been found in Kendal (of all places). Now, that, indeed, is news for you.
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