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Billboards from around the country



A selection of your billboards

As part of our project to build up a picture of a week in local news from billboards, a selection of the best.

"WOMEN FLEE FIREBOMB ATTACK ON HOME

Taken by Angus McDiarmid in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh on 23 April.

Despite the billboard holder being for the Scotsman, this is a bill for a story from the Edinburgh Evening News. A mother, her 20-year-old daughter and a friend had to run out of their house in Danderhall after an alleged arson attack.

"MIDS SWINE FLU FEARS"

Taken by Purple Heather on 28 April, outside Maz's News & Toys, Pershore Road, Stirchley, south Birmingham, with the same headline on the Costcutter billboard visible in the background.

This story deals with local concerns that the swine flu outbreak could spread to the Midlands. There was particular concern about a flight arriving from Mexico.

"PULIS PLEADS: LAY OFF CRESSIE"

Taken by Builder-bob at the Black Cat Garage, Leek New Road, Stoke-on-Trent on 27 April.

The photographer says: "This is not an infantile remark about food but a comment about Richard Cresswell a Stoke City footballer who was given a mixed reception as he left the field at Fulham on 25 April."

"MAN 'SET ON FIRE'"

Taken by Martin Deutsch in Croydon on 24 April.

This is the story of a man who was alleged to have had lighter fuel poured on him and his face set on fire. The incident happened in a house opposite Croydon fire station.

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"WHITLAND LITTER LOUTS SHAMED"

Taken by Elmsyrup on 24 April.

This story from the Carmarthen Journal dealt with a theme familiar to any reader of local newspapers - the menace of litter. In this instance, the action takes place in Whitland, a town in the far west of Carmarthenshire.

"FESTIVAL AXED FOR BEING A SUCCESS"

Taken by Martin Deutsch in lower Clapton, east London, on 26 April.

The photographer suggests that the story probably relates to the closure of Stokefest, a music festival in Clissold Park in north London. It was also covered here .

"ZOMBIES OUT IN BRIGHTON CITY CENTRE"

Taken by Beerymatt on 24 April.

This image, while taken recently, seems in fact to relate to a story from last year. The zombies in question were taking part in a stunt organised through Facebook.



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