UK Tabloids

Are the Royals Right to Ask the Paparazzi to Leave Their Children Alone?

Jenny Afia | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Jenny Afia

It's argued that people whose career depends on being in the public eye have no right to object to photos taken of them without permission. In other words, the entitled are not entitled to complain. But this Faustian pact argument has numerous problems.

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.

How Do the Tabloids Tick?

Mark Oaten | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Mark Oaten

When Neville Thurlbeck turned up on my doorstep to shatter my world, I would never have imagined that ten years later I would agree to review his book Tabloid Secrets. But time moves on and I was fascinated to get an insight into what makes a tabloid tick.

Another Not Guilty Verdict For Sun Journos

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

The Met's multimillion-pound Operation Elveden received yet another blow on Friday, as four senior Sun journalists were cleared of paying public offic...

'I Wanted To Trade My Mobile Phone For Coffin... Hacking Ruined Me'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Paul Gascoigne told the High Court today that phone-hacking was linked to his alcoholism, and that his terror of being listened grew so strong that he...

'Milly Dowler' Row Could Be The Moment The Westminster Bubble Finally Lost It

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics

Conservatives are calling for Ed Miliband's head of press to resign over comments about the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler that appeared in a blog b...

Even Ex-Sun Reporters Thought This Expose Was In Really Poor Taste

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK

Former reporters at The Sun and News of the World are among those expressing horror at a front page story about the wife of beheaded Islamic State cap...

The Sun's Russell Brand 'Hypocrite' Front Page Is A Bit Underwhelming

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has vowed to sue The Sun newspaper after it "branded" the comic a hypocrite in a convoluted story about the amount of tax his landlord p...

Fake Sheikh's Real Identity To Be Revealed Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Mazher Mahmood, the notorious undercover tabloid journalist known as the 'fake sheikh', has lost a battle to stop his identity being revealed by a BBC...

Defending Kirstie Allsopp's Feminism

Tom Johnson | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Kirstie Allsopp is not telling every woman that she needs to have a baby, flat and nice boyfriend by 27. I'm sure that in the light her comments to the telegraph she will be railed against for these suggestions, made as they were to her theoretical daughter. She is however most certainly a feminist and I'd argue many of her other beliefs far more radical than the average.

The Trick to Privacy Protection? Wear Big Pants

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Melville-Brown

The privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge is worth its weight in lead. Not gold, but lead. Her mother-in-law, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has never ...

In Defence of Jeremy Clarkson

Steven Stewart | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Stewart

If you don't like Jeremy Clarkson or Top Gear, don't watch it. If you don't like Jeremy's political views, don't read his Sunday Times column. If you are so offended by Jeremy's use of the n-word in a video clip that you wouldn't have seen or even known existed hadn't it been for the Mirror, you should probably go and see someone about getting the help you so clearly need.

Peaches Geldof: Press Assumptions Are a Dangerous Game

Sarah Moyes | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Moyes

If you are one of the many people who hadn't heard of SuicideGirls until a couple of days ago, then let me clear things up for you. Despite the name and some of the press reports that it makes death look good; it's not some sort of Pro-ana website for suicide. It's simply a community of people who challenge the ideals of beauty and also celebrates alternative cultures.

'You Might As Well Jump Off A Cliff' Reporter Told

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A tabloid reporter who revealed the affair between Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig has described how he was told to "jump off a cliff" if he did not fi...

Thank You Romania

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

The British tabloids should thank Romania for providing it with so much great material over the last quarter century. The latest scaremongering - 27 million Romanian and Bulgarian scroungers are coming over in January 2014 - is just the latest in a long list of scare stories.

Who Reads The Papers?

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Social and political leanings dictate who reads what, and here's a rundown of which newspapers appeal to which people.

'Dog Eat Dog' News Of The World Hacked Rival Reporters Phones, Court Hears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

'Dog-eat-dog' News of the World journalists hacked the mobile phones of journalists at rival papers, to see if they had picked up their scoops, a jury...

Tabloids Snap Back Into Shape Just Three Months After Kate Gives Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy

British tabloid newspapers have snapped back into shape after just three months of ignoring the Duchess of Cambridge’s figure. The tabloids have ...

MPs Are Now 'Blackmail Free'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Tabloids seeking topless photos of Labour's women's spokesman Gloria de Piero - taken when she was 15 - would humiliate the paper involved and not the...

Jessica Elgot

'Newspapers Are Offering Thousands To Grab My Topless Photos' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

Gloria de Piero, Labour's new spokesman for women, has voiced her disgust and upset after revealing a national newspaper has been offering thousands f...

Press Regulation is the Greatest Threat to Purveyors of Poison

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

As we await the Privy Council's announcement on press regulation, one might expect tabloid editors and proprietors to keep a low profile and try to keep wraps on their more extremist views.

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

22 Journalist Expressions No One Ever Says In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Have you ever bedded a blonde? And when it didn't work out between you, did you cause a stir and show them what they were missing by flaunting your cu...

Girl Guides V Page 3 Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

Could the Page 3 Girl have met her match in the Girl Guide? Members of Girlguiding UK have thrown their weight behind a popular campaign to drop th...

People With Mental Health Are Dangerous Criminals

Kerry Hudson | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

There is no close connection between mental health and crime, in fact, statistics show that we are actually more likely to be the victim of the crime.