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When headline writers get it wrong - from Ballymena Guardian to The Times

The Ballymena Guardian has been elevated to our Hall of Fame for some of the strangest headlines to adorn the pages of newpapers around the world.

If you can add to the list below or send us a clipping - then we want to hear from you.



Suicide to go commercial, says BBC head - The Daily Telegraph



2 Convicts Evade Noose: Jury Hung - US newspaper



Shell found on beach - Evening Argus



Slim-fad girl, 17, vanishes - The Sun



Abattoir staff will be halved - Chester Mail

Suicide to go commercial, says BBC head - The Daily Telegraph



Magistrates act to keep theatres open - The Evening Citizen



Crash courses for private pilots - The Daily Telegraph



Gas rig men grilled by villagers - The Oxford Times



No water so firemen improvised - Liverpool Daily Post



Filming in cemetery angers residents - The Evening Standard



New York ban on boxing after death - The Times

Outrageous News bloopers from around the world



Some other headlines from around the world......

  • Grandmother of eight makes hole in one
  • Deaf mute gets new hearing in killing
  • Quarter of a million Chinese live on water


  • Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
  • House passes gas tax onto senate
  • Stiff opposition expected to casketless funeral plan
  • Two convicts evade noose, jury hung
  • Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted
  • Milk drinkers are turning to powder
  • NJ judge to rule on nude beach
  • Farmer bill dies in house
  • Iraqi head seeks arms
  • Panda mating fails - veterinarian takes over
  • Organ festival ends in smashing climax
  • Child''s stool great for use in garden
  • Soviet virgin lands short of goal again
  • Man uses wife as shark bait


Bad Grammar...

  • Eye drops off shelf
  • Squad helps dog bite victim
  • Dealers will hear car talk at noon
  • Enraged cow injures farmer with ax
  • Lawmen from Mexico barbecue guests
  • Miners refuse to work after death
  • Two Soviet ships collide - one dies
  • Two sisters reunite after eighteen years at checkout counter


Opposite Meaning...

  • Never withhold herpes from loved one
  • Nicaragua sets goal to wipe out literacy
  • Drunk drivers paid $1,000 in 1984
  • Autos killing 110 a day, let''s resolve to do better

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