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July 07 2011

21:20

The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times, News of the World - Inside the UK's tabloid culture

Reuters :: Benjamin Pell made a second career out of digging through the contents of people's rubbish bags and selling it to the British press. The office cleaner, or 'Benji the Binman' as he was known to his clients on Fleet Street, regularly passed journalists the discarded papers of lawyers, celebrities and business executives. Benji's low-tech operations in the late 1990s fed stories on a high-profile libel case and even Elton John's flower bill.

British tabloids have a long and colorful history of finding new ways to get the story.

An overview - continue to read Kate Holton | Mark Hosenball, www.reuters.com

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