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Sunday 17 January 2016

Top Six - January 17

So what’s hot, and what’s not, in the past week’s blogging? Here are the six most popular posts on Zelo Street for the past seven days, counting down in reverse order, because, well, I have to be out and about later. So there.
6 Simon Danczuk Takes The Piss Rochdale’s nominally Labour MP has threatened legal action against his own party in an attempt to defend his reputation. Er, what reputation would that be, then?
5 Was The Sun Hacking Phones? There could be another hundred claimants, all willing to sue the Murdoch empire, many of whom are taking the action because they allege they were hacked in order to provide stories for the Sun - not the now-defunct Screws.
4 Daily Mail Bowie Hypocrisy The paper ran fulsome tributes to the music legend - but the previous day, before the news of his death came through - they had been slagging him off.
3 Danczuk Facing Expenses Probe Parliamentary watchdog IPSA is considering an investigation into payments made to Danczuk’s ex-wife Karen. This is after they did two spot checks on her presence at his office - and she wasn’t there.
2 Danczuk Police Photo-Op Busted Rochdale’s nominally Labour MP was caught tipping off an agency about his movements, giving them a photo exclusive which could then be flogged to the press for as much as £5,000. And what was he doing? Turning up at Rossendale Police station to be interviewed about a rape complaint.
1 Sun Lineker Smear Busted An exchange of messages published by Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne lays bare the dishonesty and bullying of the Sun’s hacks. He would not talk to them - so they decided to make the story up anyway. And they admitted it.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

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