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Cakes, crows, bees: celebrating the strangest newspaper names in the world

What do cakes, crows and mosquitoes have in common? They all have local newspapers named after them.

The BBC has asked readers to suggest some of the strangest and most distinctive newspaper titles in the world. Highlights from the UK include the Banbury Cake (“the work of a complete lunatic or a marketing genius”), the Royston Crow and the Falmouth Packet, not forgetting the Arran Banner – “the only newspaper named after a potato”.

It’s not just a UK phenomenon: the United States does well with the Sacramento Bee, the the Youngstown Vindicator, the Carlisle Mosquito and the Unterrified Democrat.

Here’s the full list.