A little local trouble
A weekly round-up of rural rumpuses
Saturday 25 November 1995
Mr Roy Pritchard, chairman of the Parish Council, said: "I think we have paid the penalty for going through the official channels ... It is absolutely stupid, especially when other villages have got exactly what we've got and we are the only ones being challenged. We are going to fight it - we are not removing the pots." The row continues.
The charms of the village of Flaxton, near York, have been threatened by interference from a different quarter. The roots of three mature trees - a beech, a horse chestnut and a sycamore - on the village green have been damaged by the over-zealous attentions of Yorkshire Water.
The company had to dig a trench for a water main across the green, and instead of leaving the recommended six metres between the trench and the trees, they left one metre from the beech, 1.4 metres from the chestnut,and 3.4 metres from the sycamore. As a result some of the roots were severed, which could weaken and even kill the trees. The company pleaded guilty to three offences of wilfully damaging trees and were fined pounds 700, with pounds 270 costs.
More than 24 tonnes of curdled milk blocked an A-road near Dorchester, Dorset, this week after two wheels fell off a tanker and it overturned. A police spokesman said that the driver was uninjured but "the smell at the scene was horrendous".
newsFormer soldier taped 33 of the animals to the floor and then stamped on them one by one
Michelle Nijhuis' daughter insists (s)he is, and she learnt a valuable lesson on gender in books
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £27000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: Round The World Experts: D...
£18000 - £22000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: FCm Travel Solutions: FCm ...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + £18K base & uncapped commission & benefits: Flight...
Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: We would very much like to hear from applicant...