Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Balotelli wins a title - newsmaker of the week

Manchester City's wayward star Mario Balotelli dominated the news on and off the pitch for the week ending Sunday, April 8, according to journalisted.

Balotelli admits to a relationship with a prostitute, crashes his car and gets sent off against Arsenal, generating 171 articles.

Other big stories were: A hosepipe ban was put into force in the South East, 106 articles.

Tuesday saw the 30th anniversary since the start of the Falklands war, as tensions rise between Argentina and the UK, 103 articles.

The race for London mayor heated up as Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone clashed over each others personal tax, 89 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were: the story that Amazon earned £7 billion from sales in the UK, but avoided a corporation tax bill, 27 articles.

A pensioner in Athens committed suicide in protest against public service cuts, and in particular cuts to Greek pensions, 25 articles.

According to a leading economics institute, the UK narrowly escaped falling into recession last quarter by posting a 0.1% growth in GDP, 15 articles.

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