Stories

Help A Rough Sleeper

Once again we are delighted to try and help our friends at Connection At St Martin-in-the-Fields with their summer campaign. This is their story…

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For Whom Libel Tolls

Jack Monroe’s recent victory in the courts has landed Katie Hopkins with a pretty sizeable legal bill – one that dwarfs the actual cost of the damages awarded. How do legal bills get so big? And what are they actually paying for? We tried to find out…

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Courting Danger

If we sound like know-it-alls for telling Katie Hopkins what she should have done, it’s only because we learned the lesson ourselves – and we learned it the hard way. What can you expect if you ever try to pick up a fight with someone over a threat of defamation? Something like this…

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In Complaint Sight

Because libel proceedings are so expensive, and because the law insists on proof of “serious harm” for the claim to be upheld, you’d think that celebrities would only choose to bring these suits when the circumstances were extremely dire – but a little look through our archive of legal threats shows that that’s not always the case…

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Le Vell All

Thanks to the tireless work of such luminary figures as OJ Simpson and Jim Davidson, celebrities who get caught up in some sort of scandalous legal action but are eventually exonerated now have a rather lucrative line of work open up to them: selling the tell-all story. After OJ published If I Did It (the […]

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The Danger Of Deadlines

In our world of 24 hour news cycles, with stories breaking constantly on social media, it’s easy to forget that some industry titles still put their issues to bed months and months in advance of publication. Usually it’s not a huge problem. Accounting Technician hit a little snag with their Oscars coverage though…

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The Betting Sun

It’s a well-established rule in gambling that the house always wins, but if the house is run by a bunch of inept, flustering dummies who haven’t the first idea how to set odds, approach a customer, or stay on the right side of industry standards, it’s not entirely clear how anyone wins. Welcome to the House Of Sun…

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Chimaculate Conception

The pregnancy of Cheryl Cole has been a rum old thing. Rumoured long before it began, then roundly ignored when it was staring us in the face, the whole thing spanned nearly eleven months – roughly the gestation period of a llama. What the hell was going on?

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Eurofriction

We always knew that this year’s Eurovision was going to be a politically charged one, but Russia and Ukraine have got the games started early, engaging in a fascinating series of tactical manoeuvres with one another – a full two months before the contest starts…

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Déjà Vogue

Vogue Arabia launched to much fanfare, but that debut cover seemed a little familiar. An Arabian blogger designed an extremely similar mock-up seven years ago – and it looks like he pretty much nailed it…

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