In a letter sent to the mayor of Leicester, the animal rights group Peta has called for officials in the city to rename the Leicester’s Pork Pie Roundabout to promote healthier food.
The organisation said the junction should be called Vegan Pie Roundabout to “help reduce Leicester’s concerning obesity rates”.
Sky News (Steve Morley)
Piggy in the middle
Two police officers in Great Yarmouth apprehended a pig after it was caught eating residents’ gardens. The officers tracked down the large black hog and took it into their care. Enquiries at the scene suggested the pig was a pet, but no owner has been found.
The officers judged that it was “a bit harsh to arrest the pig for criminal damage”, so instead took it to a local animal sanctuary “before it turned to bacon in the heat”.
Norfolk Live (Amanda Welles)
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Conservative activists will be offered free condoms at this year’s party conference. The prophylactics – featuring humorous slogans such as “strong and stable” and “honourable member” – will be handed out by the LGBT+ Conservatives group.
The group’s chair, Elena Rose Bunbury, said: “We all know people like a good time at conferences, and we’re here to help ensure that happens safely.” They have ordered 500 protective items for the four-day event. “We don’t know if that’s enough,” said Bunbury.
BBC (Steve Morley)
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This article appears in the 31 Aug 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The Liz Truss Doctrine