The mayor of a village in southwest France has threatened residents with severe punishment if they die, because there is no room left in the overcrowded cemetery to bury them.
In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx that “all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish.”
2,000 mile test drive
An Australian who took a new car on a 3,200 km (1,988 mile) six-day test drive from the city to the outback has been arrested, police said on Thursday.
John Coleman wants to sue Al Gore for fraud. Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel in 1982, thinks taking legal action against Al Gore would be a great “vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.” Coleman rejects the notion that people must take drastic actions to reduce their energy use.
On Friday evening, fire-fighters were called to a house in Halifax Road, Nelson, after the incident. Watch Manager Mark Woodward said: “The occupier was trying to light the boiler using a blow torch and the LPG vapour leaked and caught fire. “He was lucky not to be injured and the occupants left the house and called us. We put the fire out and removed the blow torch to vent it off.”
There was severe fire damage to the blow torch and light smoke damage to the boiler room.
Watch Manager Woodward said: “We would suggest people should not light their boiler with a blow torch. You should make sure boilers are maintained and checked every year by a Corgi-registered engineer.”
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Padded lamp posts are being trialled in a London street to protect inattentive pedestrians. A pilot scheme has been launched in Brick Lane after it was found to have the highest number of ‘walking and texting’ injuries in the country.
A study…found one in ten people has hurt themselves while focused on their mobile phone screen.