Tag: Read and Weep

Sorry, Lincolnshire CC….

….but we have raised a generation that just won’t wait: The authority’s consultancy services manager John Monk said: “We’ve seen for ourselves quite a lot of young people walking across the crossing without looking, which is a concern. “The crossing…

Welcome To Bath!

Visitors travelling through Bath Spa Station at the weekend were checked for alcohol, weapons and drugs as part of an initiative to crack down on city centre trouble. Yes, you got that right. All visitors – not just those that…

Punishing The Wrong Targets Again…

Town centre benches have been removed in a bid to deter drunks from gathering in a busy shopping area. Hyndburn Council chiefs made the decision to temporarily remove benches at the entrance to Accrington Market Hall after a violent incident…

NuPuritan Job Creation Scheme

Staff at some of Stoke-on-Trent’s largest companies could be offered alcohol advice sessions in the workplace as part of efforts to cut soaring numbers of problem drinkers. The plans will also see 20,000 handy guides distributed to people across the…

Better Order More Kleenex For The Council Chambers!

Solicitors representing the Lap Dancing Association are arguing with Bournemouth council on what makes a performance ‘lewd’ or ‘stimulating’. Well, I guess it depends… Jeffrey Green Russell say the council’s current conditions, which will regulate For Your Eyes Only, Spearmint…

Oooh, Another New ‘Human Right’!

Registered disabled Christopher Williams, 49, from Rishton, says he has a heart condition, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and has been told by medics to exercise and lose weight. But, a court heard, he has been prevented from entering parks, play…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

How Many Nudists Frolic With A Hoe…

…in an English country garden? Well, at least one: A keen naturist who loves gardening in the nude will stand trial for ‘outraging public decency’ after neighbours complained about seeing him naked. Well, stop looking! It is, after all, his…

The Police Can’t Win, Can They?

A grandmother is living in fear after bullets from a gun fight tore through her home. The rounds ricocheted around Sarah Scafe’s living room and one bullet lodged in her sofa. Her relatives are concerned: Her niece, Sonya Scafe, said:…

I Must Get My Eyes Tested…

…because only two of the children in this story photo (the two on the left) look even remotely ‘obese’: ‘They picked on us because of our size to start with and they just haven’t let go, despite the fact we’ve…