Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Panic at the petrol pumps fuels front page news

Panic over a possible petrol shortage if tanker drivers were to strike was the top news story for the week ending Sunday, April 1, according to journalisted.

The panic at the pumps generated 251 articles.

The Sunday Times revelations that forced Peter Cruddas to resign after being secretly filmed claiming that a donation of £250,000 gave 'premier league' access to the Prime Minister, was the subject of 170 articles.

George Galloway once again became an MP by winning the Bradford West by-election, generated 128 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Spain unveils its most austere budget in a generation as a 24 hour strike occurs, 21 articles; a report detailing the causes behind the riots last summer concluded social deprivation was a major factor and that people need more of a 'stake in society' to stop it happening again, 13 articles; the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill cleared the Lords with minor amendments and now returns to the Commons for final approval, 8 articles.

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