Many congratulations to Peter74940 whose story ‘Latest security breach sees theft of entire Olympic Village’ was the most-read story published on NewsBiscuit last month and wins him the July Writer of the Month award. Peter74940 scored his first front page success in 2008 but thanks to a gruelling four-year training regime has peaked at the right time to ‘mug’ during London 2012. How glad he must now be that he didn’t give up trying to register with the site after failing the first 74,939 times. He will be presented with his prize at a ceremony in the deserted and rubbish-strewn Olympic park in October, where the national anthem will play, the Union Jack will be raised and he will be required to bite his mug for the cameras.
Honourable mentions go to SuburbanDad (‘Emergency picnic hampers ‘really could save lives’, claim French traffic police’ and ‘Scientists hail first sighting of elusive banker’s morals’), grumblechops (‘Woman defies advice and enters Maplins without a man’) and Ludicity (‘Olympic terror threat level reduced after al-Qaeda outsource terrorism to G4S’) who make up July’s top five – and also to Boutros whose winning story from June (‘Children warned name of first pet should contain eight characters and a digit’) continues to rack-up the hits.
Many thanks to everyone who has been contributing to Team NB’s Olympic success – you are all winners. Well, actually Peter74940 is the winner, but of course it’s the taking part that counts.