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    • redux
    • By redux 9th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
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    From our local paper
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    • 9th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
    From our local paper 9th Mar 17 at 6:28 PM
    Residents of a street in town all received a letter saying there would be works in your road on a certain day, so please don't leave your car there during the working day.

    So they parked around the corner somewhere.

    What they didn't know was that some neighbouring roads had also received the same message, so everyone just moved a little bit, still blocked the roads, and none of the work got done.

    Next time let's hope the message names all of the roads involved, instead of just saying your road.

    Does anyone else have whimsical or silly stories from their local news?
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    • koexelek
    • By koexelek 9th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
    People are always " slamming" each other in my local paper.
    Always makes me think of wrestling
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    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 9th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
    Possibly Britain's daftest burgler?

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/radcliffe-burglary-head-stuck-window-12548740
    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 9th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
    We've had a knifeman going berserk and killing his sister, attempting to murder his mother before injuring a police officer and eventually killing himself.

    A woman killed after being hit by the rotten lid of a water tank which blew off the roof of a shopping centre during the windy weather we've recently had and the floral tributes left at the spot where she died.

    Also front page - local councillors are having a go at a local MP (who also happens to be the Government's Chief Whip) after he criticised the proposed move to fortnightly bin collections.

    Priorities, people. Priorities.
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 9th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
    Residents of a street in town all received a letter saying there would be works in your road on a certain day, so please don't leave your car there during the working day.

    So they parked around the corner somewhere.

    What they didn't know was that some neighbouring roads had also received the same message, so everyone just moved a little bit, still blocked the roads, and none of the work got done.

    Next time let's hope the message names all of the roads involved, instead of just saying your road.

    Does anyone else have whimsical or silly stories from their local news?
    Originally posted by redux
    Love it
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Mar 17, 9:09 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 9:09 PM
    The Luftwaffe just got on with it.....German efficiency.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 9th Mar 17, 10:25 PM
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 9th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
    I know this was 10 years ago. Before the pensioners got free bus passes, they paid 30p per journey. One lady was refused travel as she handed the driver a 2 coin. But he allowed someone buying a 2.80 day rider with a fiver!
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 10th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
    Originally posted by pogofish

    You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friend's nose.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 10th Mar 17, 1:09 PM
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    MothballsWallet
    Residents of a street in town all received a letter saying there would be works in your road on a certain day, so please don't leave your car there during the working day.

    So they parked around the corner somewhere.

    What they didn't know was that some neighbouring roads had also received the same message, so everyone just moved a little bit, still blocked the roads, and none of the work got done.

    Next time let's hope the message names all of the roads involved, instead of just saying your road.

    Does anyone else have whimsical or silly stories from their local news?
    Originally posted by redux
    So it's not just Coventry City Council who can be completely retarded then?
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 10th Mar 17, 2:00 PM
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    Originally posted by Rain Shadow
    Oh my God the penny's just dropped
    What a headline.
    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 10th Mar 17, 5:46 PM
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    Chrishazle
    Oh my God the penny's just dropped
    What a headline.
    Originally posted by tensandunits
    You're not the only one that missed it at first view, your post made me look again. Now that's what I call progressive education!!
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