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Paper Monitor

10:35 UK time, Thursday, 29 December 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

During the post-Christmas, pre-new year period, journalists are filled with as much festive ennui as the rest of us.

But they still have newspapers to put out. As such, Paper Monitor salutes the Stakhanovite efforts of the Daily Telegraph's Bryony Gordon, who turns in both a lengthy interview with Trudie Styler (in which Gordon is pictured alongside her subject in an energetic-looking yoga position) as well as an op-ed piece about why she will be too tired to see in the bells on New Year's Eve.

Paper Monitor isn't surprised. Take a holiday, Bryony.

Other titles also tap into this mood of irritation. The Daily Mirror reports with an almost-audible harrumph that Tesco began selling Easter eggs on Boxing Day.

The Daily Mail also joins in the bah-humbug chorus with news that the most unwanted compact disc of Christmas 2011 was U2's The Joshua Tree.

Apparently some 24,958 copies were exchanged for cash and vouchers at one online retailer on 25 and 26 December.

Roll on January.

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