Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wednesday: Back to school for some

We noticed that today some rather dejected teenagers were making their way to school. That's it then, the Christmas & New Year holiday well and truly over.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Little John @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

Little John & his guitars

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Cat phones police - So they are useful after all!
Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an officer walked into an apartment in answer to an emergency call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.

Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to make the emergency call.
Rosheisen said he could not get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupted his balance. He also was not wearing his medical-alert necklace and could not reach a an emergency warning cord above his pillow.

Messy claim
A man who tried to sue the council after soiling his own trousers has made it on to a list of the most spurious compensation claims.

The man blamed the embarrassing accident on the council's decision to close a public lavatory at the bus station, and claimed he was owed the cost of a new pair of trousers.

The bizarre claim was among thousands of public liability claims which cost local government and insurance firms an estimated £250 million annually. Leading public sector insurer Zurich Municipal said many claimants were genuine, but exaggerated and spurious claims were an increasing problem.

Have a great day

The Editor

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