Byron Bay locals are ‘horrified, embarrassed and angry’ at Netflix’s new reality show Byron Baes

Netflix‘s announcement of their new reality show Byron Baes has angered the residents of the once quiet coastal town on the New South Wales north coast. And on Friday, Byron Bay locals did not hold back on the streaming service’s plans to film a reality show about the young Instagram influencers based in beachside town. … Read more

Locals vow to defy ‘ridiculous’ Novichok litter-picking ban

Locals vow to defy ‘ridiculous’ Novichok litter-picking ban that is still blocking them from entering Best Kept Village contest three years after nerve agent attack Residents have vowed to defy a ban on litter-picking in Whiteparish in Wiltshire The restrictions were imposed after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury in 2018   Women’s Institute in Whiteparish … Read more

Locals can now report ‘dirty campers’ in Scotland to police using a geo-location app

Locals can now report ‘dirty campers’ trashing Scottish beauty spots to police using geo-location app that gives every 10ft square on Earth a unique three-word name Dirty campers will be reported directly to the police in Scotland due to a new app The initiative was launched by Perth and Kinross Council ahead of summer influx … Read more

Seaside village locals left fuming after council installs dozens of ‘Mario Kart’-style barrels

Fed-up locals in pretty seaside village are left fuming after council installs dozens of red-and-white ‘Mario Kart’-style barrels to prevent traffic jams Big wooden tubs filled with soil appeared overnight in Craster, Northumberland Council chiefs say they intend to slow traffic down and guide drivers to car park But furious locals say the barrels make … Read more

Hertfordshire Police warn locals not to approach ‘very fast and aggressive’ rhea birds on the loose

Police have warned people not to approach a group of ‘very fast and aggressive’ rheas that are running wild across two sleepy villages. Hertfordshire Constabulary told members of the public not to go near the 20 ostrich-like birds in Maple Cross and Croxley Green.  The animals, which stand at 5ft and can reach 40mph, have been … Read more

Kent locals say the migration system is not fit for purpose, writes SUE REID

On the pleasant promenade of Hythe, Kent, two young male migrants on bicycles weave their way through family groups, dog walkers, pensioner couples and mothers with prams, all trying to stay two metres apart from each other. The men are from a migrant camp, Napier Barracks, on a hillside not far from the town’s seafront. … Read more

Locals slam Winchester University’s plan to erect Greta Thunberg statue

Furious locals slam Winchester University’s plan to erect £24,000 statue of Greta Thunberg who has no links with city and demand they put up a tribute to cult hero Kev the Big Issue seller instead Winchester University commissioned a life-sized sculpture of Greta Thunberg The teen activist’s statue will be erected in the new £50m … Read more

Editor who moved to Cotswolds from London ridiculed by locals after moaning about country life

A magazine editor who moved to the Cotswolds from London for a slice of the good life has been ridiculed by locals after penning an article moaning about her experience. Jade Beer, the former editor of Condé Naste’s Brides magazine, moved out of London in 2014 after growing tired of the ‘sheer mass of people’ … Read more

Wealthy white Floridians outnumber locals getting vaccines in 85% black and Hispanic neighborhood

Coronavirus vaccines meant for rural Hispanic and black communities in Palm Beach County are instead being allocated for wealthy, white Floridians. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos account for 23.4 percent of all county residents and African American account for 19.8 percent. However, as of Wednesday, just five percent … Read more

Budget 2021: £150m Rishi Sunak scheme helps locals BUY struggling pubs

Rishi’s £150million pub lifeline: Chancellor unveils scheme to help locals to BUY their struggling boozer and other ‘community assets’ like sports clubs The £150m Community Ownership Fund would provide grants up to £250,000  Will also allow bids for up to £1million in ‘exceptional circumstances’  This would allow larger venues like sports grounds and clubs to … Read more