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Has anyone spotted anything slightly 'suspect' in local news coverage for the 1st April? There's a Star story about a boat full of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, bound for Rotherham,  doing an "Ever Given" on our city's waterways...

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I haven’t read my Daily Mail yet but they usually put something in.

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1 hour ago, pattricia said:

I haven’t read my Daily Mail yet but they usually put something in.

I heard they were going to fox readers by putting a factually accurate article in as an Aprils Fools  :o

 

The only one I've seen this year was online about SCC "re-introducing one of Sheffield’s much loved landmarks, The Hole In The Road".

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I needed to buy some pet food which I do online. They were offering a new product which was... A PETSPRESSO COFFE E machine😀

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On snopes.com, the Teletubbies have launched a cryptocurrency, Duolingo have launched a 'word of the day' range of toilet papers for language learners, and Paddington has announced that he doesn't like marmalade any more.

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My favourite today is this popular YouTube tech reviewer, he is reviewing the best Mac ever: (Highly recommended)

 

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In the i today, hidden among other covid stories is a short article: 'Cornwall makes language test compulsory for tourists'.

The gist being that, with holiday bookings up 700% and concerns of local services and infrastructure being overwhelmed this summer by millions of “staycationers”, arrivers at self-catering cottages, hotels and campsites will be asked to take a test covering basic phrases in the Cornish tongue (Kernewek), and that testing booths are expected to be set up on major traffic routes into Cornwall.

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In a world that has recently seen covid, Trump and Boris Johnson, you be forgiven for believing that April Fool’s day was a redundant concept.

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Heard somewhere that masks would be compulsory for all cyclists.

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