Can you spot the missing word in these real local news headlines? take the quiz

How much news are you aware of? Can you spot the missing word in these real local news headlines?

Over the years, readers of local news have received “Police Called in Crepery Battle”, “Cripps Stolen in Break-In”, “Woman Finds a Hat in a Tree”, and more. But remove one word from the headings and you’ll be stumped trying to determine the missing word.

Quiz The digital magazine and newspaper app was developed by Ready, after research found that 15 percent of adults read local news – to see if it’s about someone they know. About a fifth love reading about crime in their local area, while others enjoy reading about local politics (16 percent) or human-interest stories (14 percent).

Nearly half have moved away from their hometown – but one in six lives with local news
(Image: Leon Neal / Getty Images)

Other favorite funny headlines include “Loose-faced parrot”, “Police admits biggest ever “cocaine haul is dental powder”, and “Drunk Invisible Man”. While “I’ve been posting my letters in the dog poo box for two years” and “Hackney Pool too wet to swim” also made the top 20.

It also emerged that more than half (55 percent) made headlines themselves by appearing in a local newspaper at least once in their lifetime.

Chris Couchman, Head of Content at Readly, said: “It’s important to know what’s happening in your local area, because you don’t know how it might affect you on an individual level. The hunger for community spirit is strong.

“From humor to heartwarming, from local drama to local heroes, local reports keep readers smiling and entertained.”

The study, which celebrates the ease of linking regional newspapers to its platform, also found that 59 percent of adults are loyal to their local newspaper. And 74 percent believe they are important to keeping communities informed about current events.

More than one in seven have written in the newspaper “multiple times”, 40 percent of whom have published their letter at least once – and 54 percent still have the clipping. 45 percent of adults don’t live in the area they grew up in, 16 percent of them still follow the news going on there all the time.

It also emerged that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) believe it is important to support your local paper.

One In Seven Has Written Several Times In Their Local Newspaper
One in seven has written several times in their local newspaper
(Image: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

But while 47 per cent take pride in their local publication, nearly a third (31 per cent) believe the news service is not appreciated. And 63 percent of those polled, via OnePoll, agree that the local newspaper is the best way to stay up to date with local news.

Chris Couchman added: “It’s great to hear that so many people value their local newspaper by reading it alongside national news. That’s why we’re delighted to add 160 regional titles to the Ready platform, so people can enjoy their favorite magazines. and read with newspapers.

“Local news can have an impact on the community, and allow people to be involved in decision making within the region. Just because something is not “newsworthy” at a national level, does not mean that reports on achievement not worth doing.

“Without it, we would not have access to current events and up-to-date information that is important to us in our daily lives.”

The funniest local headlines Brits love:

  1. foul open parrot
  2. Police admits “biggest ever” seizure of cocaine is dental powder
  3. drunken invisible man
  4. I’ve Been Posting My Letters to the Dog Poo Box for Two Years
  5. Hackney Pool “Too Wet to Swim”
  6. man tried to sell himself on ebay
  7. Runaway sausage dog causes mayhem
  8. Man freed after head-trapped in bin in Aberdeen
  9. The secret to restaurant tea towels
  10. Neighbor fined for listening to Elton John
  11. Postman beaten up by lavender bush
  12. Man stole woman’s pants for 17 years
  13. Panic as man burns crumpets
  14. Exeter Seagull Turned Off My TV
  15. Man’s delight growing bananas in the garden
  16. Crisp stealing at break-in
  17. Kelaman saved from roundabout
  18. Warning on Dangerous Cupcakes
  19. Will the sex barn be the old man’s home?
  20. The girl with the blindfold was called a pirate by the teacher

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