Why I love local newspapers: It's because they come up with stories and headlines like this
You can read the full story on the Daily Post website. It involves a man accused of “unsafe modification” of a bouncy castle who failed to appear in court to answer a charge of breaching an order which bans him from carrying out inspections of "inflatable amusement devices".
Also this fantastic intro from the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette on Monday: "ALCOHOLIC Alan Hackett swung an axe at a woman after he got drunk to celebrate the completion of an alcohol treatment programme."
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