The News Grind is a satirical website featuring spoof news articles, established way back in May 2010.
The site is a showcase for people who enjoy writing amusing bits and bobs. It will hopefully become a destination for folk who don’t take life too seriously and a haven in which to shelter from the current bombardment of po-faced churnalism.
THE NEWS GRIND WRITERS HALL OF FAME
Name: Nigel Eels
Bio: Nigel Eels began his journalistic career as a copyboy at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle in 1978 and has since worked for, bought or sold every newspaper in Britain.
Fifteen years ago, following unspecified surgery, he went freelance and has been responsible for a string of international exclusives about leading public figures which, due to the terms of the Official Secrets Act, can only be published in 2104.
Nigel, who is an Aries, lists his hobbies as “muck-raking, scandalising and open air swimming”.
Following a near death experience in 2005 he became a practising Anglican. Single, his favourite colour is taupe.
His words: Click to see Nigel Eels’ articles archive
Name: Crispin Fisher
Bio: Crispin left university with a comedy degree in Politics and kicked off his comedy career selling rude and crude ideas to greetings card firms.
Unable to afford the plastic surgery necessary to pursue a career in stand up comedy, Crispin focused on the wireless and his topical one-liners ensured frequent mentions on Week Ending and the News Huddlines. He then took his briefcase full of sick gags and flogged them to Channel 4’s The 11 o’clock Show.
Crispin penned one-liners for Rory Bremner and briefly teamed up with Jimmy Carr supplying him with many gags for his early TV appearances and his Internet show.
He has also supplied material and ideas to stand up comedians including Mark Rough, Jamie Sutherland, Patrick Monahan and Dominic Woodward.
Last year he made headlines by designing a Christmas card which poked fun at ginger people and was eventually withdrawn by Tesco.
Crispin supplies gags for wedding speeches and so far none of his jokes have directly resulted in a couple filing for divorce before the end of their honeymoon.
> He publishes a daily blog containing topical jokes, www.newshuddlines.blogspot.com
Name: Hard Jackson
Bio: Born in West Hartlepool in 1944, Hard Jackson was the real-life template for Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.
After 40 years of working in wet fish, Jackson suddenly chose to take a degree in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool; spend hours on Quark Xpress and spend a charmed life in freelance journalism for several years.
He now owns a cat, plays cricket and writes about cars, culture and bad adverts.
He also smokes tabs and drinks beer.
> His brilliant blog Adturds is about adverts that are bad.
His words: Click to see Hard Jackson’s articles archive