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