Dec 292014
  • 5 (average number killed annually in America by terrorism since 9/11)
  • 55 (average number of Americans killed annually by wasp or bee stings)
  • $4,400,000,000,000 (approx cost to the US of the war on terror)
  • £31,400,000,000 (UK equivalent)

(Matthew Parris, The Times, 20 Dec 2014)

 Posted by at 10:16 pm
Dec 192014

Double Yellow?

According to the BBC article the council responsible claims that…

This is a genuine attempt to be helpful to motorists by signalling with other signs the divide between pay and display parking and residents’ parking on this street.

As a side issue – although this double-yellow line is poorly painted, and there are clear rules about how a double-yellow line must be painted (including T-bars when it meets a parking bay) it’s probably unwise to park on it.

 Posted by at 9:54 am