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Paper Monitor

13:09 UK time, Thursday, 6 October 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Paper Monitor likes attention to detail.

Take the story of 25-year-old Goudarz Karimi, a PhD student in Oxford, who was stopped by police while wearing a weighted vest.

A concerned citizen had thought the runner's attire might be an explosive suicide vest so the police stopped him.

A number of papers have the story, but don't bother to tell us what the vest was.

The Daily Telegraph finally assuages Paper Monitor's curiosity. It's a training vest, of a type used by Prince Harry to prepare for his Arctic trek.

Now the story makes sense.

There's attention to detail elsewhere. Primal Scream released a rather irked press release at the suggestion that Rocks had been played at the end of Home Secretary Theresa May's speech at the Conservative conference.

This was roundly denied by conference organisers and some of the papers helpfully provide the Rocks lyrics that might mitigate against its choice - "whores keep whorin', junkies keep scorin'" - by a home secretary.

It is reported that the actual choice of song was Bohemian Like You by the Dandy Warhols.

Paper Monitor's eye for detail also wanders over the Independent. They have an extraordinary picture of a big stag.

It's mouth is a yawning gap of uniform black. It looks, well, rather unlike the usual inside of a mouth.

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