A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

‘Welcome to Berklays Bank’ was the headline in The Sun newspaper on a story about staff at Barclays Bank in Stratford-upon-Avon who went home for the weekend and left the front door open! Two interior doors including one leading to the cashiers’ tills were also left unlocked. A passer by spotted the open door and police were called.

‘Berk’, rather appropriately, is English slang for a stupid person or fool.