Tag: Read and Weep

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…

Spoilsports R Us..?

For 15 years the children of Wychwood Primary have entertained themselves with crates given to them by the local milkman. Countless numbers of imaginery (sic) cars, ships and dens have been made out of the 25 crates. Oh, gawd! You…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

The Neo-Puritan Impulse…

An investigation has been launched at Frenchay Hospital after nurses were involved in an “inappropriate” stunt. I shudder to think…. A nurse was tied to a commode while mess from a bowl was poured over her head in what has…