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Postby drapesy » Sat 25 Jul, 2009 12:18 pm

dogduke wrote:
They should be prosecuted under the trades descriptions act.
How on earth can an EVENING paper be arriving at my local shop between 10 and 1030 AM!
The letters pages monopolised as you say by a small number of people.
The reporting is atrocious,streets are described as been in the wrong district,the grammar is often appaling.My favourite/worst
example is of a road accident where the car SPAN off the road.
Reporters should read through their copy before saving for publication.
Jobs must have been lost locally as it is printed somewhere in South Yorkshire.
If it is printed and distributed to arrive at the time it does,what time do they PUT IT TO BED-about 5am?

You say your favourite is 'span' instead of 'spun'?
Do you know what mine is? People who don't understand the difference between the past participle 'been' and the present participle 'being'.
It's appaling, or possibly even appalling.
there are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand ternary, those that don't and those that think this a joke about the binary system.

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Postby cnosni » Sat 25 Jul, 2009 12:27 pm

drapesy wrote:
dogduke wrote:
They should be prosecuted under the trades descriptions act.
How on earth can an EVENING paper be arriving at my local shop between 10 and 1030 AM!
The letters pages monopolised as you say by a small number of people.
The reporting is atrocious,streets are described as been in the wrong district,the grammar is often appaling.My favourite/worst
example is of a road accident where the car SPAN off the road.
Reporters should read through their copy before saving for publication.
Jobs must have been lost locally as it is printed somewhere in South Yorkshire.
If it is printed and distributed to arrive at the time it does,what time do they PUT IT TO BED-about 5am?

You say your favourite is 'span' instead of 'spun'?
Do you know what mine is? People who don't understand the difference between the past participle 'been' and the present participle 'being'.
It's appaling, or possibly even appalling.

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Postby chameleon » Sat 25 Jul, 2009 12:47 pm

drapesy wrote:
dogduke wrote:
They should be prosecuted under the trades descriptions act.
How on earth can an EVENING paper be arriving at my local shop between 10 and 1030 AM!
The letters pages monopolised as you say by a small number of people.
The reporting is atrocious,streets are described as been in the wrong district,the grammar is often appaling.My favourite/worst
example is of a road accident where the car SPAN off the road.
Reporters should read through their copy before saving for publication.
Jobs must have been lost locally as it is printed somewhere in South Yorkshire.
If it is printed and distributed to arrive at the time it does,what time do they PUT IT TO BED-about 5am?

You say your favourite is 'span' instead of 'spun'?
Do you know what mine is? People who don't understand the difference between the past participle 'been' and the present participle 'being'.
It's appaling, or possibly even appalling.


The belief by many that the use of advanced means in advance.

When Private Hire vehicles first introduced those stickers saying advance booking only, there was a picture of a Councilor standing in front of one with a driver, in the YEP (which also of course spoke of advanced bookings). I couldn't resist asking if ordinary bookings had to be in advance too - never got a reply but, the signs were quickly changedRegular Smiley
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Postby Misc » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 11:33 am

I had heard that there'd been some harsh cuts, but I still don't think there's any excuse for printing the same letters two days running or having a weekly outpouring of reverse sexism and smugness from someone who claims to represent the women of Yorkshire - is Daddy one of the owners?
I know all about cuts, I work for the NHS, but people don't excuse us if we give people the wrong drugs...
There is still some good stuff. I enjoy the nostalgia pages on a Saturday. Overall, it's just too [edited for content] to carry on with though, so as of Monday my sub is over.

Unless Secret Leeds does take over the letters page, that would be worth carrying on for!

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Postby Si » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 6:28 pm

As I am currently out of work, I turned to the YEP "Jobs" section yesterday.
There were precisely two vacancies advertised: a "project management administrator" and an "admin/filing clerk."
Didn't there used to be pages of jobs?
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Postby Briggy » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 7:51 pm

Haven't had a YEP for ages but wasn't the main jobs day Thursday? Mind you, that was when there were any jobs to be had.
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Postby tyke bhoy » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 8:11 pm

Briggy wrote:
Haven't had a YEP for ages but wasn't the main jobs day Thursday? Mind you, that was when there were any jobs to be had.
I think it was mainly skilled labour and manual jobs on Wednesday and then admin and service industry on Thursday along with the few Professional jobs that were not in big sister the YP
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Postby Bert » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 9:16 pm

I think Newsman probably hits the nail on the head when he says that the newspaper industry is currently being run by money men with no knowledge of or real interest in journalism. The trouble is it's not true only of the newspaper business though. Look at companies of any size in any non-financial services sector operating in the UK and its odds-on you'll find that if they are not foreign owned they are being run by men with a passion only for squeezing the fastest possible return from the smallest possible investment with the minimum degree of risk and with no long-term commitment. That's why so much of what is best in the British economy is now beneficially owned overseas.

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Postby Crazy Jane » Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:26 am

Funnily enough, i was thinking it had hit a new low a day or so back, when they printed this rubbish:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Leeds-woman-received-message-from.5498463.jp


Recieving messages from beyond the grave is now factual, not one allegedly, and really, the whole article is an advert for an event! Either someone's a good friend of the medium, or they took a bung to sneak that in Angry
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Postby chameleon » Fri 31 Jul, 2009 12:13 pm

Crazy Jane wrote:
Funnily enough, i was thinking it had hit a new low a day or so back, when they printed this rubbish:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Leeds-woman-received-message-from.5498463.jp


Recieving messages from beyond the grave is now factual, not one allegedly, and really, the whole article is an advert for an event! Either someone's a good friend of the medium, or they took a bung to sneak that in Angry


Hmmm. It is actually an offence of misleading advertising to 'report' an event or product in the guise of a news item without making it unavoidably clear that it is an advert.

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