City Bard turns news into poetry

Rather than go for the usual “news in full” treatment of the week’s events, Internet company World Online has decided to add a bit of culture, class and, er, couplets to the news.

Poet Charlie Ottley, Carlton TV’s former “City Bard”, has been commissioned to add a touch of humour to the week’s news by presenting it in rhyming form. His “News in Verse” is appearing weekly on the World Online website.

Ottley says: “News reports can be dull and hard to remember [not in Marketing Week – Ed], so my weekly poems are light-hearted but take no prisoners.” Let’s hope Ottley doesn’t have to write about too many merchant bankers.


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