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If a picture paints a thousand words, do 450-plus – 200 if you discount the repeated use of the phrases “a gram”, “a rock”, “speedballing” and “drug-related deaths” - sketch out the message that WE’RE ALL DOOMED?
Yes, it’s another splash-stats front page on the Independent (Gloucester, it tells us, has the cheapest cannabis, cocaine and crack in the UK. Handy real estate advice, that.)
Meanwhile, it’s day three in the Sun’s “global warning” week. And it appears to have finished. The closest thing to an environmental story is: “AUSSIES MASSACRE STINGRAYS TO AVENGE CROC HUNTER STEVE”.
And, like all environmental stories, the same gruesome tale features in the Indy too. Albeit under a very different headline. And the Indy doesn’t call the alleged perpetrators “yobs”, as the Sun does in its story.
Perhaps picking up the baton dropped by the Sun, the Dailies Express and Telegraph read the last rites for the rambling roses and annual borders of the English country garden, under threat as temperatures rise. Both pieces are lavishly illustrated with classy desert-style gardens in the South-East. Tres chic. But where oh where, to pick on the DT’s current “lost childhood” obsession, will the kiddies play?
Ooooo! Ooooo! And in further news from the Indy, fans of The Hoff (if you don’t know, you obviously ain’t one) wanting to get up close and personal with their idol – so tall, so tanned, so wise – need only be at the North End branch of Croydon’s Woolworths.
Paper Monitor will be first in the queue.