PR disaster for £2.3m roundabout as car crashes before official opening

A £2.3m roundabout that prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists has been forced to close for three nights after a car crashed – the day before its opening ceremony. There have been concerns that some motorists wouldn’t understand how the Dutch-style roundabout works, but Cambridgeshire Council has insisted its design played no part in the […]

Mask, visor and… chopsticks? Vicar gets kitted out for socially distanced bread serving

A Church of England vicar is using chopsticks to give bread to parishioners during Holy Communion while adhering to coronavirus safety protocols. Reverend Eileen Harrop has taken inspiration from her Chinese cultural heritage with the unusual approach to maintaining social distancing as churches reopen for public worship. The Church of England’s advice for Holy Communion […]

Gandhi’s glasses found in auctioneer’s letterbox after two days

A pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses are going under the hammer after they were discovered in an envelope hanging halfway out of an auction house’s letterbox for two days. Staff at East Bristol Auctions told Sky News that a man “popped them through” last Friday, but because they do not open at weekends, the “iconic” […]