They thought it would just be overlooked in today's media coverage of the Shit of the World, but Hampshire local newspaper "The Portsmouth Rag" has hit the spotlight after sensationally admitting that it to has been employing professional phone hackers to expose a number of local stories.
While the national Sunday Red-top has been slated in the house of commons we can exclusively reveal that local stories are also under threat.
Local journo Gary "the Glitter" Gadd admits to obtaining the services of a 12 year old boy for hacking the mobile phones and:
- Former Portsmouth FC manager Harry Redknapp; who it was believed had not actually left Portsmouth, but was managing them by Skype while he took on a second job of some minor league team in London.
- The leader of Portsmouth Council; who it was believed took a £20 bribe to allow a German tourist to replace the leaders beach mat with his own at Southsea seafront.
- The leader of Gosport council, who changed his name to Hanz Schmitt and offered the leader of Portsmouth Council £20 for "a fun time ".
- The local ladies rugby team; who it was believed had changed the combination lock on their match-day changing rooms.
When Mr Gadd attended Portsmouth Central police station he was arrested and commented "I did not know she was under 14, have you been tapping my phone line again.... oh its not about that."
Chief Editor of "The Portsmouth Rag", a Mr Rag, said "Mr Gadd, who is Mr Gadd, never heard of him."