Horsham coat hanger theft - verdict, and more amusing local press headlines

Press Gazette’s copy of the eagerly awaited tribute to local news – Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage – landed today.

Here are a few more headlines ranging from the book which celebrates the bizarrely ordinary and the extraordinary.

Dog Injures Nose (Salisbury Journal)

Church window nearly smashed (Arran Voice)

Horsham coat hanger theft – verdict (West Sussex County Times)

Small fire in oven (Norwich Evening News)

As former sole reporter for the Battle Observer in East Sussex (population 6,000, news pages to fill – about 10); a know only too well that on slow news days, sometimes the mundane becomes newsworthy. Especially in the more crime and incident-free news patches of the UK.

Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage is published by Penguin, price £12.99.

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