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.



A seasonal headline in the Daily Mirror read ‘A Web In A Manger’. The story was about a primary school in Hampshire which came to the aid of parents who could not make their children’s nativity play by airing it online. The headline was a play on the title of the popular Christmas Carol ‘Away In A Manger’.