Saturday, August 23, 2008
Who says that newspaper editors struggle to fill space during the summer months? The Daily Telegraph has all of today's best stories:
- Pigeons should be put on the pill to cut down the number of aerial bombardments blighting a town due to be visited by members of the Royal family, according to a councillor.
- Two obsessive grammarians who changed a historical handpainted sign at the Grand Canyon national park have been sentenced to probation for vandalism. '
A diary entry by Mr Deck said they had visited the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon national park and "discovered a hand-rendered sign inside that, I regret to report, contained a few errors".
Using a marker, he replaced an erroneous apostrophe and added a comma to the yellow lettering on a black fibreboard sign.
However, the pair did not realise the sign had been made by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, the architect who built the watchtower and other landmarks in the Grand Canyon area.
- A council chief executive is attending a £5,000 self-awareness training course in Germany and Florida to learn to become “more likeable and able to like herself”.
- Hazel Blears would like to be known as a ministerial heavyweight, but type her name into Google and a far less flattering image appears. The top result produced by the search engine is a photo showing Ms Blears’ face superimposed on the body of a bikini-clad model, next to the words “Attack of the 50 inch woman”.
Well, I suppose WAG's 'achievment' in securing second home expenses on such things as kitchen bowls while delivering a Welsh economy that is at the bottom of the British economic league tables in terms of GVA per head of popultion is so 'what we expect' from the Welsh Assembly Government that it's not news.
PS ... surprised that you didn't offer up a comment on Obama's Vice President pick ... I just hate the way everyone on the US side of the wee pond has been using the term "VEEPEE". At least it sounds like VEEPEE to this non-Welshman's ears instead of VP.
Regarding the Pigeons, if the Royals are coming to town, then the pigeons should be given senokot & prunes.
its silly weather too here in West wales......those people who are skipping abroad have done the right thing to avoid the endless rain, oh well!Post a Comment