The Blagger's Blog – RIP Ronnie, #BringBackTheBees, racist PRs

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

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Quote of the week

‘There was a fire at the main Inland Revenue office in London today, but it was put out before any serious good was done.” Beloved comedian and entertainer Ronnie Corbert, who sadly died yesterday, aged 85.

Weekly High

The iconic bee that adorns boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios has been dropped in Canada, with the campaign designed to raise awareness for the plight of real life honey bees, which are disappearing at an alarming rate.

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Weekly Low

By now most people will be familiar with the name Matthew Doyle. If not, he’s that actual real life UK publicist- supposedly a PR pro- who tweeted about confronting a Muslim in London over the Brussells terror attacks. Well, he’s just been jailed, which is fair enough, but the whole story is a massive #fail.

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Stories to keep an eye on

The final print edition of The Independent was sold on Saturday, coming with a simple wrap-around that read ‘STOP PRESS’.

Danish beer giant Carlsberg has announced plans to become a content hub, hosting both branded and user-generated bits and bobs online- this comes 18 months after the firm began a huge digital overhaul.

Staff at Vice UK want to unionise in a bid to get better job security, and improve pay transparency.

Just in case you missed it

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