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or has it been invented by journalists who want to write stupid 'is this news' stories?
It's my home town and I'm very proud*
*The Pride bit may be a lie.
actually made it onto BBC Breakfast News this morning. they sent someone to interview the woman and everything.
As if there is anything more newsworthy going on in the world than putting out a fire with some pants!
Parliamentary candidate Peter Mandelson mistakes mushy peas fro guacamole on a visit to the town.
A monkey is hung after washing up on the beach and being accused of being French.
One day I'll meet someone from Harlepool
he is in a queen tribute band.
The monkey story = our finest moment :)
That's, umm, a great song?
If only the monkey had been wearing a red rosette, the dumbfuck locals would have voted for it rather than hanging it.
A man in a costume, admittedly, but the point stands.
H'Angus the monkey!
We shared a shed for a night. He was nice.
A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: "They did the right thing in the end. We advise everyone to get fire safety advice."
Good advice there.