New Scientist subs' Headline of the Month triumph

As headline writers’ thoughts turned towards Christmas many of the nominations for the December Headline of the Month competition had a festive theme. Here are Axegrinder’s finalists:

STORY:

School pupils gave their nativity play a modern twist by adopting the role of radio DJs providing up-to-the minute coverage of developments in Bethlehem.

HEADLINE: (The Hartepool Mail)

MARY AND JOSEPH ‘INN DA HOUSE’

STORY:

Tiger Woods was found unconscious after hitting a fire hydrant in his car and apparently being involved in a fracas with his wife.

HEADLINE (The Times)

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN HYDRANT

STORY:

A nativity scene made entirely out of vegetables by farm workers in Tulleys Farm West Sussex has been labelled offensive to Christians.

HEADLINE (Metro)
THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

But there could be  only one winner…

STORY:

A new anklet device used in America can alert the authorities if alcohol-related offenders have breached bail conditions banning them from drinking.

HEADLINE (In the New Scientist)
THE ELECTRONIC FINK THAT WILL SQUEAL IF YOU DRINK

Thanks to Rory Crew, a student journalist at No Sweat journalism training in London, for nominating the winning headline. A bottle of Jura single malt whisky is on its way to him and to the subs desk at the New Scientist.

The deadline for nominations for Headline of the Month nominations to appear in the February edition is Friday 22 January. Please email them to pged@Pressgazette.co.uk

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