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Rita Skeeter Exclusive

In the lush lobby of the Wizarding chain of hotels – Le Sivier – the glittering god known as The Sparkle Lord is casually draped across a plush chair in a steel-grey suit, sequined waistcoat and luminous overly-tanned skin the only indication of his dazzling stage persona. One he had sworn to give up over a decade ago… With rumours of an illegal potion addiction rife and with a number of lack-lustre performances, the Sparkle Prince – as he was then known – looked to be losing his shine. Th

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Is the World Cup Safe?

It’s not safe. England is hoping to use the World Cup to boost its tourism business, but it’s got to be wondered whether it will work at all. In terms of where tourists are most attracted to visit, England is only at #32 in the world compared to a reasonable #6 last year*. Reasons cited for this atrocious dip in ranking include the weather, and Death Eaters. More accurately, it involves the sheer number of public attacks in the last two years. Two major shopping areas, Diagon Alley and Oxf

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Press Release

The final qualifiers are done, and now the real action begins. A large village on the edge of Cornwall, Calstock has been chosen to host the matches. 90,000 people will pack the newly built Calstock stadium in just under a year’s time for the final match with millions more tuning in to listen at home, but there is still plenty to happen before that. The final 16 teams facing off against each other will be: England vs Andorra (26 Sept, 3pm) Jamaica vs Brazil (27 Sept, 3pm) India vs Russi

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Mass Chaos in Diagon Alley, Death Eaters Suspected

The wizarding world has once again been struck by terror after only a few months after the kidnapping scandal of last winter. Then it was our children who were endangered, taken right out from under our noses from arguably one of the safest places in Great Britain, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Today, it was a hub, a popular haunt, a place where witches and wizards visit in their everyday lives that was the setting for the latest devastation. Today, one place one may never worry ab

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Important Item Recall

Sleekeazy is now recalling all products from their VeelaBeauty line. The products claim to give your hair a shine “as fine as a veela’s” but have been reported to have cause hairloss and discoloration. It it advised to stop using these products. Sleekeazy has promised full refunds to those who mail back their bottles to them.

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Magical Law Enforcement Squad Reports [April 2026]

Earlier this week a London man reported that cases of butterbeer had gone missing in his home while he was sleeping. Charles Bowdon said that sometime between the times of 9am and 5am someone broke into his home and stole the cases. Nothing of value seems to be messed with. Anyone with information on this should owl the Magical Law Enforcement Squad. The Comet Trading Company have reported that top secret designs of their proposed model The Comet 360 have been taken from their research lab. T

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Mass Murder Suspect Captured

Aurors have taken into custody Blaise Zabini in relation to a gruesome set of mass murders committed earlier this morning. Details of the murders will not been released to the general public until the victims’ families have been notified, but the death count is anticipated to be high. One witness to the aftermath stated that, “… [Some of the] bodies were unrecognizable. It was gruesome, the byproduct of a mad man.” Aurors were not directly available for comment. Zabini, a lawyer, has represen

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Cannons Pull Off Surprising Win

This season has started off with a few killer matches, the first being the talk of the Quidditch community – the recent game between the Cannons and the Arrows. The Cannons beater twin duo Phyllis and Ulric Wing kicked off the match with a double-bludger to the head of Arrows seeker Ambience Valentein, who was out within the first few seconds of the game, a record for the Wing twins. Valentein was replaced with reserve Spellman Swick, a delightful newcomer who seems eager to prove himself. Less-

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Bowtruckle Boom No Blow; Ministry Advises, "Keep on Trucking"

Over the past couple of weeks, Care of Magical Creatures Representatives have been tending to a number of household calls, which have suggested that the local bowtruckle population of the United Kingdom is now at a higher rate than ever before. The Ministry confirmed suspicions yesterday morning, announcing that the bowtruckle population of the UK has increased by 163% in the past three years. Apart from the statistics, exact numbers were not released, although they are expected to be in the hig

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Mysterious Disappearances and Bodies Found; Aurors Investigating

The Ministry of Magic aurors have been busier than usual lately because of some puzzling disappearances and daunting deaths. It seems that the times are getting worse again as there have been several instances lately have made the front page here at the Daily Prophet that have us wondering about trying times coming ever closer. A number of people have gone missing according to the Auror Office, although they have withheld names until the investigations are over. The number of disappearances h

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Ask Amy: Have problems? Let me make them worse!

8 July 2025   Hi Amy! Just thought I’d let you know that my dragon has since escaped. If anyone in the mid-Wales area sees a smallish green and red dragon that answers to the name of Bubbles, please leave an advert in the Daily Prophet and make it cryptic. Talk about a red and green ‘barbecue’ or something. Wouldn’t want the Ministry catching on after all… - Tiamat Dear Tiamat, I hope this is an assumed name. If not… well, I guess my next letter to you will be sent to Azkaban. Dear

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Banchory Bangers to be Rebanded

Banchory somehow thinks that enough time has passed for it to attempt to reband its Quidditch team into the British and Irish League, or perhaps they at least think we don’t remember that match against the Arrows where they hit the bludgers out of the pitch in 1814.  But will two hundred and ten years be enough to reset this Scottish team’s slate and make them a force to be reckoned-with? The League apparently seems to think so, since they approved the Bangers’ petition to reband on 18 Sep

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Ask Amy: Have problems? Let me make them worse!

6 September 2024   Dear Amy, I have a wart on the end of my nose and it’s rather unsightly. I have tried many a beautifying potion to remove it but it simply grows back. Please help. – Warty in Worcester.   Dear Warty, Maybe your wart is there for a reason. Have you ever thought of that? I don’t know what that reason could be, but you should think on it for a bit and try to come up with something. Or you could just try and work the wart. Perhaps you could make it look coo

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Enraged Dishes Terrorize Britain

One would normally think it safe to be alone in the house with one’s dishes. It would never, not once, cross our minds to be wary of our fine china. Sadly, on a Thursday night, a magic English family sat down at their dinner table in a quiet Muggle town in Yorkshire, only to have their night ruined by their enraged porcelain dishes. While one neighbor informed the Ministry of Magic, a Muggle neighbor called for the local police. Unfortunately, the Muggle police were just down the road and one

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Ask Amy

18 February 2022 Have problems? Let me make them worse! Dear Amy, I have met this wonderful muggle man that I might love but my pureblooded parents don’t approve. They have already picked out a wizard for me to marry but he’s a total idiot. What do you suggest I do about this? ~Mary of Middlesbrough Dear Mary, You must first choose what is more important to you – your overbearing and (sounds like) annoying parents or your muggle love romance. Once you discover that it’s actually neither

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Downturn in Tourism Market Improving

One year after Hudson Yates’s tragic death, and Roland and Denise Anders are only beginning to recover. Their losses were not of a personal nature; they didn’t know Hudson or his family. Rather, they suffered financially. The Anders’ Bed and Breakfast, Around The Bend, saw a rapid decline in business, and was at one point approaching the edge of financial ruin. They attribute this decline to their proximity to Hogsmeade, the sight of Hudson’s murder. Roland Anders says he’s not the only on

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Letters from the Editor

As the editor of the Daily Prophet, it is on rare occasion that I am granted the time or energy to write an article. Simply thinking of the amount of time I could spend editing and rewriting the message I am about to convey worries me to a point where the message itself becomes cloudy, and I begin to lose focus. This fear of writing is often what keeps my associates busy, and I would gladly hand this project off to any one of them if it were not so strongly rooted in my heart. So here I sit; fri

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Respecting the Memory

28 December 2020   On Sunday December the 27th, 2020, the Convention Hall at Millennium Conference Centre in London, England was filled with witches, wizards and goblins alike. There was an event taking place in less than fifteen minutes, and already wands could be spotted out in the open, cooling the wielders with a gentle breeze. An author, Trista Truelove happened to be there to share with the crowd – of mostly females – her thoughts and opinions. She would also be promoting her

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Dicing with Danger - Underage Gambling at Hogwarts?

10 October 2019   Underage gambling has taken Hogsmeade by storm as the Triwizard Tournament kicks into full speed. While those ‘champions’ chosen struggle in their tasks, intent upon glory for themselves and their schools, student spectators are reportedly splurging their savings upon guesswork of who the victor shall be.   Ludovic Bagman is the accused personality - the target of these rumours. Bagman makes no secret that he acts as a bookie for the tournament, but denies t

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From the Pen of Barnabus Cuffe

7 September 2019   If chosen, you stand alone.   Those were the immortal words of Albus Dumbledore – whom we all now know as ‘that dead chap what used to run Hogwarts’, but was once both hailed and vilified as one of the greatest wizards to ever walk the earth.   Whatever your theories on the poor old deady, one thing is for sure. He is eminently quotable, and a tremendous source of wisdom for me.   So I say again – if chosen, you stand alone.  

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The Triwizard Tournament Returns!

1 September 2019   Ten years indeed! And as a Hogwarts Alumna, this news is truly heartwarming to hear! Pardon me, for I cannot contain my excitement at the news that the Ministry and the three most prestigious schools of Europe are once again constructing the Triwizard Tournament.   I remember the last time, all those years ago, when our foreign companions not only provided the school with their presence, but forged many lasting friendships with me and others.   In my

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Owl Pirating on the Rise

15 June 2019   The Ministry of Magic has reported a drastic increase in the number of pirated owls flying through the skies in the past month. Owl pirating is an age-old trick where the ‘pirate’ captures an owl, replacing its post with their own and then bewitches it to deliver the new message. Usually the pirated owl returns to its original owner, since the spell only lasts a day or two at most, but undelivered mail remains a cause for concern.   In a recent case, renowned a

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Danger and Romance: The J. Potter Story

29 May 2019   “I know how to use a wand,” the boy opposite me says grimly, placing his fist on the table.   I’m sitting opposite James Sirius Potter, listening to him tell me his involvement in the terrifying and tragic events that transpired in Diagon Alley shortly before Christmas.   James is, of course, the eldest son of the ‘man-who-was-the-boy-who-lived’, but as that’s quite a mouthful, let’s just take James on his own terms. He is, unsurprisingly quite eager

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Horoscopes - May 15-22, 2019

Your stars with the Daily Prophet’s Delores Pudderswyth   ARIES Steady! Your impetuous nature may have led you one step too far this time. Or twenty! Did you really have to go so far, just to succeed? It’s time to make amends, Aries.   TAURUS Ahhh, isn't the sunshine beautiful? The birds are singing, the grass is green, the squid is swimming merrily in the lake. Just don’t forget that sometimes there’s more to life than mere external appearances.   GEMINI The

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Why Flying and Potion Brewing Don't Mix

17 May 2019   Flying broom fanatics went into mourning last night as the tragic death of Filberius Flyte was announced. One half of the famous inventing duo ‘Flyte and Barker’, Filberius was in the process of flight-testing his yet-to-be-released ‘Twigger Vista’ when an object, later identified to be a cauldron, fell upon his head from the air.   “It’s those bloody blackmarketeers,” says his wife, spunky Delores Flyte (herself a ‘dabbler’ in broom invention and creator of the

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