Cash-Strapped Guardian Cancels Student Awards

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Despite accruing millions in extra income through its systemic tax avoidance, the Guardian can’t scrape enough cash together to throw a student bash. The paper has placed the awards on “hiatus” while “reviewing our events portfolio and new opportunities for the future.” The awards, which have been running since the ’70s, have previously been won by Steve Dineen lifestyle editor of City AM, Heidi Blake of Buzzfeed, and documentarian Ruaridh Arrow. Wonder if they’ll be dropping their 25% student discount, too…

Jeremy Hunt Wins ‘D**k Of The Year’ Award

Hat tip The Last Leg.

Guido Gets Guardian Gong

The Guardian’s Ed Snowden coverage in 2014 led to a series of high-profile awards, notably a Pulitzer Prize and an Emmy. So what on earth was this gong doing on sale in a Richmond Oxfam?

Guido dispatched a roving reporter to find out…

Apparently an unidentified benefactor turned up at the Oxfam on Friday afternoon and handed the Pulitzer in. It was quickly snapped up for a fiver by a mysterious telephone bidder just before the store closed, though Guido managed to get his hands on the Guardian‘s Emmy for just £4.99.

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The prizes were most likely wall hangings for senior journalist’s offices. Guido’s new intern has only been here a week and he’s already landed an Emmy…

Ashcroft Warns Cameron Book an “Obit”

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Speaking at last night’s Political Book of the Year Awards at the iMax, Lord Ashcroft who was sponsoring the affair warned that next year he would not be able to if his upcoming “obit… I meant biography” of David Cameron is nominated. It is still not completely clear whether the book written with Isabel Oakeshott will be out before or after the election…

Elsewhere Bercow was slaughtered by Rory Bremner over the Commons gym. Dan Jarvis sort of denied he wanted the Labour top job, though he did enigmatically concede to Guido that some in the party were not talking to people in the right way. Andrew Mitchell did not look too impressed being invited to the stage to present an award as “Cyclist of the Year” with a rictus grin as Bremner politely asked “Mr Mitchell we are live on CCTV, please do not swear…”

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