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The chasm, which was cordoned off on Thursday, seems to be the result of the subterranean activities of William Lyttle, 71, who has been burrowing under his 20-room detached home for the past 40 years.
Neighbours admitted yesterday that they had been alarmed for years. - Guardian (Imogen Forster)

The organiser of a rave planned for mid-Devon has apologised for the use of explicit language on advertising flyers.
The promoter, a local DJ known as Icci, says he printed and organised the distribution of 2,500 hand-sized flyers to advertise the night.
He said the leaflets were only ever meant to be seen in record outlets and suitable stores.
He said: "I had no idea these flyers were being put on car windscreens, or given to people who might be offended." - Exeter Express & Echo (Francis Harvey)

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This article first appeared in the 14 January 2002 issue of the New Statesman, A kosher conspiracy?