UK Tabloids

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Could It Be The End For Page 3?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has hinted it may be time for The Sun's Page Three girls to join the UK's millions in the dole queue - telling a campaigner that the to...

Was a Crown Court Judge Right to Say That Burglary Requires 'a Huge Amount of Courage'?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Thomas Midlane

To say that burglars are cowards is to play into the conventional political and media narrative that criminals turn to illegal activity because they are too lazy to make it straight. Which simply isn't true.

Jessica Elgot

Sexy Students, Upskirt Shots And 'Titillating' Abuse Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

British newspapers are regularly "patronising and insulting" when they report on women in public life and victims of sex abuse - with focus on the dre...

Jessica Elgot

'They Read In The Sun That Muslims Want To Ban Christmas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The author of a report investigating how the English Defence League see religious groups like Jews, Sikhs, Christians and Hindus as a recruiting groun...

Have British Tabloids Lost Their Teeth?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Are the naked pictures of Prince Harry the first test for a post-Levenson era? Or are the tabloids too scared of the Royals? No major British newsp...

Go Aus Zealand! Australia's Last Ditch Attempt To Steal Medal Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

In a last-ditch attempt for Games glory, Australia's tabloid media have tried different tactics to boost the nation's sporting achievements - includin...

Olympics: Tabloid Editors Braced For Second Week Pun Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

London's tabloid newspaper editors are bracing themselves for potential punning chaos as the London Olympic Games approaches its second week. "We'v...