I got a little sidetracked on the way, picking up on some of the more curious, yet genuine, newspaper names out there. Was there really once one in possession of the dubious title Bullfrog Miner? Indeed there was. It was derived from the dark green and yellow rock formations found in a gold mine in the United States' Nye County, Nevada, which were also responsible for the naming of the nearby Bullfrog Hills and Bullfrog town. Inspired, I was soon scouring the internet for more, and could not resist putting together my worldwide top ten. In the end I had trouble narrowing the list down (and am not ashamed to admit that they all put the Hull Junction firmly in the shade), but here are the rest:
Northern Pen: There is somehow real authority attached to the name of this Canadian publication that covers the Great Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador coast. Peninsula is sometimes shortened to “Pen”, hence the name.
Banbury Cake: It doesn’t get much sweeter than this. This free Oxfordshire newspaper takes its name from the flat pastry cakes served up in the surrounding area.
Offally Independent: A paper that delivers all the latest news, sport and all that jazz to Tullamore, Ireland and the surrounding area.
The Packet: Falmouth publication that takes its name from the mail-carrying packet ships that operated out of the Cornwall town's harbour between 1688 to 1850.
Barrier Daily Truth: Like the Bullfrog Miner, this title is linked to a mining town - in this case Broken Hill, Australia.
Mainichi Daily: Memorable because “Mainichi” in Japanese means “every day, or daily”, giving it the title Daily Daily.
StarPheonix: A Canadian publication born out of the merger between the Saskatoon Daily Star and Saskatoon Pheonix in 1928.
Burlington Hawkeye: I cannot imagine much escapes the attention of reporters working on the newsdesk of this U.S. Iowa-based daily newspaper.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Reaches out to readers in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. and holds the largest circulation of any Ohio newspaper.
For many more, take a look at these BBC and Guardian sources.