April Fool's Day 2014 - choose your favourite prank

Surrey Comet: April Fool's! April Fool's!

It's a time-honoured tradition in the news industry that April 1 is the day of making our readers laugh and maybe fall for something which could be true, but really is not.

This year we wanted to bring our readers across south London and Surrey a range of stories that would matter to your specific area.

But which one did you think was the best? Have a look at our tall tales and decide which one you thought was the best (or worst!)

In Croydon, we said councillors would be able to stay at home during meetings and use hi-tech Google Glass technology to virtually discuss important issues.

In Epsom, we told the tall tale of a “tidal wave” of water which erupted from the ground shortly after midnight and left a trail of devastation across parts of Surrey.

In Kingston, we revealed that vast swathes of Kingston's greenest areas could be opened up for development after a secret European legal ruling.

In Sutton, there was the striking image of seaside donkeys being used to haul shoppers up and down the town centre high street.

In Merton & Wandsworth, there was a cunning plan to create a public transport ferry service on the river Wandle.

And in our VIBE Film & TV section - we revealed how Michael Palin, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dane Bowers would front a new South London television channel.

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5:45pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Franny Mae says...

Do you mean the reindeer on Wandsworth Common wasn't an April Fool? The picture looked so Photoshopped too! Now I see it's dated March 31 so it must be genuine - well I never.
Do you mean the reindeer on Wandsworth Common wasn't an April Fool? The picture looked so Photoshopped too! Now I see it's dated March 31 so it must be genuine - well I never. Franny Mae
  • Score: 4

7:13pm Tue 1 Apr 14

pinky107 says...

b.t offering their staff a poncey 2% pay rise , while livingston took £1 mil in wages and 900 % in bonuses = £10 mil for a years work ? that has to be a joke ,surely !!?
b.t offering their staff a poncey 2% pay rise , while livingston took £1 mil in wages and 900 % in bonuses = £10 mil for a years work ? that has to be a joke ,surely !!? pinky107
  • Score: -1

8:12pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

The Epsom & Ewell one was in extremely BAD TASTE guys. The others were ok, but not that one.
The Epsom & Ewell one was in extremely BAD TASTE guys. The others were ok, but not that one. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 7

11:38am Wed 2 Apr 14

chessingtonman says...

i wish people in epsom would lighten up a little and give a little smile,

"itsa nicea place itsa not so bad"
i wish people in epsom would lighten up a little and give a little smile, "itsa nicea place itsa not so bad" chessingtonman
  • Score: 2

1:08pm Wed 2 Apr 14

LiberalsOut says...

pinky107 wrote:
b.t offering their staff a poncey 2% pay rise , while livingston took £1 mil in wages and 900 % in bonuses = £10 mil for a years work ? that has to be a joke ,surely !!?
Would love a 2% rise
[quote][p][bold]pinky107[/bold] wrote: b.t offering their staff a poncey 2% pay rise , while livingston took £1 mil in wages and 900 % in bonuses = £10 mil for a years work ? that has to be a joke ,surely !!?[/p][/quote]Would love a 2% rise LiberalsOut
  • Score: 5

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