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Spoof news site Suffolk Gazette acquired

Satirical and spoof news website the Suffolk Gazette has been acquired by Magic Word Media Ltd.

One of the biggest and best-known comedy sites in Britain, the Suffolk Gazette has been loved by more than 3.5 million readers since launching in 2015.

Founded by Simon Young, it has grown from hobby blog to be a major player.

Brilliant tongue-in-cheek stories have fooled news organisations around the world, many of whom have published them without checking.

A story about a 100-year-old woman putting her long life down to drinking six gins a day was picked up by dozens of newspapers and magazines. A gin distillery even named a piece of equipment after her.

And Sky News’ Eamonn Holmes infamously quoted a Suffolk Gazette story about David Bowie serenading diners at a Suffolk curry house.

The online newspaper now joins Mr Young at his new company, Magic Word Media Ltd, which provides outstanding copywriting and editorial services to businesses around the world.

“Magic Word Media is passionate about the serious business of creating brilliant content for its clients,” Mr Young said. “But we like to show our sense of humour on the side, so the Suffolk Gazette is a welcome bit of fun to have in the background.”

Be sure to follow all the latest dramas over at the Suffolk Gazette.

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