This page is a comprehensive resource for the real “News In Briefs”; it has every single one since this weird Sun editorial feature started in 2004. Also, this other page, starting about a third of the way down, analyzes their content more closely. Alongside all the stuff about “Our Boys”, here’s possibly my favourite bit of all:
This one seems harmless enough, but it echoes Orwell so closely I had to include it...
Tue, June 01, 2004
Ruth (23, from Bolton) today tells us that she was stunned to learn that a third of Brits are too lazy to take a ten-minute walk. She said: "A short walk every day keeps me fit. I think everyone should do the same."
(Sadly, for reasons of space, Ruth was unable to also point out that she's actually thirty-nine and has had four children. And that we should remember our boys on the Malabar front.)