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snorty_swirl
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What is the best way to start a newspaper article? I have been asked to write something for the local paper on conservation and the Heart Of Borneo project, mostly as an awareness raising peice.

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The basic idea is to have one sentence that sums up the cut and thrust of the article. I'll type out a few examples for you from Today's Times:

"Britain is doubling its aid to Pakistan to almost £500 million, reflecting concern over rising Islamic militancy in the lawless areas along the border with Afghanistan."

"The pregnant man who conceived a child after a gender-reassignment operation has apparently given birth to a healthy baby girl."

"Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Oxford Street, London on Thursday."

"Britain's spending watchdog is refusing to approve the Treasury's accounts, compounding a miserable year for Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer."
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Start with a racist joke.
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(Original post by RightSaidJames)

"Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Oxford Street, London on Thursday."
Almost gave me a heart attack! :mad:
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(Original post by Ducki)
Almost gave me a heart attack! :mad:
Haha, sorry, couldn't resist chucking in a fake story.
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