Bit of this and
a bit of that, but mainly that.
Avoid the M25
today. In fact I'd try and avoid it everyday.
Why would anyone want to publish a newspaper
just for the tide?
What is it really like to go thirteen
weeks without sleep? Read Julie Andrew's amazing story, only in
The Harbinger On Sunday.
The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has said that rowdy yobs
should be taken to cash machines and made to withdraw up to a hundred
pounds in 'on-the-spot' fines by the police. But already there are fears
that groups of vigilantes will roam the streets looking for trouble makers
and demanding cash from the hooligans under present citizen arrest legislation.
Mr Blair said, "Bizarrely, as the law stands, the police have the power
in Britain to levy on-the-spot fines for dog fouling. Perhaps all dogs
should have a bank account and be walked briskly to the nearest cash point
and made to pay".
and see how to do it
criminologist, Martin Gill, says that crooks are watching the BBC TV programme,
Crimewatch, to get tips on how to carry out their crimes. Mr Gill says,
"Robbers watching the programme realise that the cameras used in
banks are poor quality and that most of the time time the police haven't
got a clue who's carried out the crime". Now the BBC is planning
a host of new spin-off programmes, including Murderwatch, Shopliftingwatch
and Stealingpensandpaperfromtheofficewatch, which will be shown on BBC
Choice in the Autumn.
for World Cup hopes
England's fine record of sporting achievement was
further enhanced yesterday with the news that it looks certain we will
not host the 2006 World Cup. A leaked report from FIFA, international
football's governing body, said that England's facilities are not as good
as Germany's or South Africa's.
Meanwhile in another sport, England's cricketers let the country down
badly by dismissing the West Indies for just 54 runs at Lords. But all
is not lost as the Windies are expected to stuff us today.
The SCRABBLE index was up 15 points, but it was on a
triple word score so that makes it 45 points up.
In some editions of yesterday's Harbinger, under
the heading 'He wore green silk knickers and a LaLa head', we may
have given the impression that this was a story about William Hague
when in fact it was about Prince Philip. Our apologies to LaLa.