^In case anybody didn't pick this up on the news earlier.
Local councillor Christine Hudson told the BBC: "It's just absolutely devastating.......I just don't know how they are going to put all this right, right on top of Christmas as well. I really feel for the people involved."
Christmas? Really? The thing that's nearly 2 months away? Why are people preoccupied with making Christmas into a 3 month hand-wringing exercise?
When do you start pant-wetting about the festivities? I love Christmas, but I won't allow myself to start thiking about it until second week of December.