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Whilst Some In England Are Still Wiping The Tears From Their Eyes, Over The Notre Dame Fire Over In France, The Fact That The 36Th Murder Has Taken Place In Our Capital This Year, Doesn't Make The Headlines.

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anotheoldgit | 12:05 Wed 17th Apr 2019 | News
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Is the fact that it's on the Daily Mail's website not evidence it made the headlines?
If the Notre Dame had burnt down 35 times previously this year, this occasion probably wouldn't have made the headlines either.
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THECORBYLOON

/// Is the fact that it's on the Daily Mail's website not evidence it made the headlines? ///

Do you not know what 'the headlines' mean?

There I have Googled it for you, and came up with this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs/the_papers
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ludwig

I can't believe I have just read that utter tosh post from you.

You must be another one that puts the importance of a building before the importance of a human life.
//You must be another one that puts the importance of a building before the importance of a human life. //

That's a strange conclusion to jump to. I'm simply pointing out that the Notre Dame doesn't burn down very often, so when it does, it tends to make the headlines.

Unfortunately, people getting killed in London is rather more common, so when both things happen at the same time, it'll be the Notre Dame fire that gets most of the coverage.
I’m ok, I live in Wales so the headline isn’t aimed at me.

Phew.
Half a million people die every year in the UK, in different situations. Everything can't always make the headlines, but the rarer it is, the more likely it will.
The Met Police have it on their site and the piece is timed 5am this morning. The Mail's piece is about an hour later.

That would explain why it wasn't on the front pages of this morning's papers as they were printed last night.
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pixie374

/// Everything can't always make the headlines, but the rarer it is, the more likely it will. ///

Oh so we now take it that murders have become so common these days, that they are hardly worth reporting over, least of all hit the headlines.

What a sad reflection of the times we live in.
Reporting a major disaster to an ancient and iconic building isn't a sad reflection of the times we live in.
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THECORBYLOON
I am not talking about the Daily Mail in paper form, it didn't even reach the headlines of their web-site, which is brought up to date throughout the day.

Click on other newspaper's web-sites and it does not reach the headlines of them.
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In fact I have just done that and I can't see any mention in any of them regarding this recent murder.
Every day throughout the land Editors make decisions about running order, we may not always agree with their choices.

A tragic incident.
aog
you are correct it is a sad reflection of the way we have bee desensitized to horrific crimes
but i expect that if this post was just headed another London murder
it would not get many replies where as the
notre dame on fire post is already at 214
It is a shame ... I do hope that hunchback fella's ok, but are pleased that I misheard on the radio about loss of life and folk being injured.
As yet there isn't a lot to say, progress will come - at least arrests have been made.

//The force said nine men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray. All remain in custody.

Six of the men have now been further arrested on suspicion of murder, while one was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.//

Waste of a young life again.
ANOTHEOLDGIT, the number murdered so far is about a third lower than in the same period last year.
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Well it is the 4th.. 36 is on target for out annual average :D

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