Weekend Round-Up

By SallyB2 Last edited 124 months ago
Weekend Round-Up

Here’s what we’ve learned this weekend whilst you’ve been shivering at a summer garden party:

  • Last cat standing: Blackjack, the last of 186 stray moggies at the Olympic site, is rescued by the Celia Hammond Trust.
  • It’s really not OK to run people over, no matter how provocative they are: the prison van driver who mowed down a woman in Brixton is to be charged with murder.
  • The Oyster system was down for 5 hours on Saturday morning: any resultant over-charges will automatically be refunded. Or so they say.
  • Prosper and live long in Barnet: the poor of the borough have a shorter life expectancy.
  • Knife carriers are to be confronted with stab victims, convicted criminals and bereaved families in an attempt to make them aware of the consequences of their actions.
  • Londonist predicts tears before vespers, as the first openly gay bishop comes to preach in Putney.
  • Bizarre car accident of the week: a car manages to crash into a garage roof. (Obviously no-one was hurt, otherwise Londonist would’ve removed that slight hint of flippancy).

    And here’s what we think we might have learned by this time next week:

  • That it is going to rain for forty days and nights;
  • That sadly teeny lectures are on the increase; That surprisingly politics and commonsense occasionally go together: Boris continues to impress. Some of the time.

    Have a wicked week.

    Sexy sculpture thingy from Simon Crubellier’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons Licence.

    Last Updated 13 July 2008