… and in other Oxford local news, readers of my blog can relax, because those stray pigs who wantoned through the allotments of Wantage did find a good home, with the help of “four RSPCA inspectors and three members of Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards team” who “rounded up the porkers after enticing them into a trailer with several loaves of bread.”
I love local news, though the price of having lived now in so many places is that quite a lot of news is “local” to some past home. Just a few more to share:
- A savvy drug inspector in northern Sweden: “I check their underpants to ensure there is only one penis”
- A recent survey in the Netherlands: “In 29% of homes only one person is able to operate the latest electronic gadgets.”
- A remarkably pithy headline, also from the Netherlands: “Dog mess is major irritation.”
Tip O’Neill says that all politics is local. Not all news is local, but lots of the best of it is.