I founded this web site as an alternative to the 'News Of The World'.
All views expressed are those of the author, and not "Not The News Of The World".
Viewers to the "NotTheNewsOfTheWorld.co.uk" web site, a few days ago would have seen a very different site.
Savvy Ling Valentine, who you may remember for her famous Dragon's Den appearance, saw the opportunity to capitalise on the scandal at the News Of The World newspaper, by snapping up the domain "NotTheNewsOfTheWorld.co.uk", to publish a humorous news site to drive traffic to her LingsCars.com web site.
When asked for comment, Ling said, "Even Rupert Murdoch can't get his cars THIS CHEAP!".
I discussed my plan to provide an open journalistic platform for new journalists, and anyone at the News Of The World who might want to show off their talent by writing for us, and Ling was all for it. We did a deal and, "NotTheNewsOfTheWorld.co.uk" was born.
We are completely independent of Ling, but I had to say the experience was really good. I was fully expecting to go to plan B, and re-brand the site, but we came up with a deal which works for both of us. She is indeed a nice lady.
You can find more about Ling and her shameless dedication to Internet marketing in the external links. If you wanted to lease a car from her, I don't think she would mind at all.
I'll leave you with a few words from Ling.
"Lease or rent a cheap new car as not seen in the News of the World newspaper."
"MP's need NOT apply for my cars!"
"What's YOUR dream car? Tell me, I'll help!"