The Rochdale Herald

The Rochdale Herald is a fictional newspaper based in Rochdale in Lancashire. Written entirely by amateurs for no discernible reason at all. 

Despite being billed as the World's Worst Local Newspaper they have featured on Radio 5, Victoria Derbyshire and Andrew Neill's This Week.

Debunked by Snopes, retweeted by Richard Dawkins, Nancy Sinatra and that bloke from Dire Straits who isn't Mark Knopfler, you know the other Knopfler, the one at the back. 


The Southend News Network

Starting as a local spoof news site from the UK, it shot to national, and then international fame after a major national newspaper picked up one of their stories and ran it as fact. 

And no, Hot Cross Buns are not offensive to Muslims you muppets, and a child wasn't banned from a vegan baby's fancy dress party because he was dressed as a cow.

In 2018, journalist Milo Yiannopoulos read out during a live YouTube broadcast an article from the site prompting questions about his source checking.



Newsthump are an annoyingly brilliant bunch of satirists and comedians who usually steal all the funny jokes from the writers at The Rochdale Herald by thinking of them first and publishing them at least two years before them.

That doesn't stop them from being magnanimous in victory and generous with their time.

Their Managing Editor, Rich Smith, has been successfully publishing brilliant jokes and sketches for more than a decade and is considered by some, including Radio 4, as a bit of an expert at it.




It's rumoured that the writer of Tuckered broke into Armando Ianucci's house and stole a pair of his socks and his toothbrush. 

It's probably true.


Angry, true, funny and always right on Tuckered have been an early supporter of Satire Aid.



Brought to you by the jeeniusus behind The Southend News Network.

Who knew that getting people to post screengrabs of people looking for a "chester draws" could get you 80,000 followers on Facebook?

U OK HUN? on Facebook pokes fun at users and highlights the very worst of social media and it's hilarious.



Angry People in Local Newspapers

Angry People in Local Newspapers was founded by the acclaimed, by us, journalist and author, Alistair Coleman. 

His life's work of cataloguing banal newspaper stories of people in local newspapers who look a bit cross has turned out to be the funniest thing on the internet.


He's also only gone and got a bloody book deal, it's out in time for Christmas and is published by Penguin.


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