Headline of the month winners from the February edition of Press Gazette

Is it me or did the headline writers come back to their desks with a spring in their step this year?

There was certainly no shortage of contenders for Axegrinder’s monthly bottle of whisky – supplied courtesy of Jura single malt.

Here’s the shortlisted finalists:

STORY: Britain slides towards disaster as local authorities run out of grit.

HEADLINE (The Sun)

NO GRIT SHERLOCK

STORY: Pulp fiction star Uma Thurman has landed the role of snake-haired Medusa in a new movie.

HEADLINE: (The Daily Mirror)
UMA’S ADDER NEW SCARE-DO

STORY: Tight-rope walkers in South Korea have walked across the river Han as apart of an annual festival.

HEADLINE: (The Washington Post)
SKYWALKERS IN KOREA CROSS HAN SOLO

STORY: John Scampion re-appointed to the Pensions Regulator

HEADLINE: (Pensions Week)

Scampion chips in at Pensions Regulator.

STORY: The BBC may stop using the weather forecasting services of the Met Office

HEADLINE: (The Sunday Times)

BBC forecast for the Met Office changeable

But as ever there can only be one winner, and the Jura whisky this month goes to the subs’ desk on The Sun for a cryptic headline which sums up the story perfectly, if you think about it!

STORY: Rap star P. DIDDY has blown £220,000 on a luxury car for his teenage son – who does not even have his driving licence.

HEADLINE:

New car Diddy kiddy dumb daddy dough

A bottle of Jura has found its way to Wapping and to spotter John Philips

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