The BBC news this morning reports that a bus service is running to carry train passengers between Ramsgate and Whitstable this morning because of a death on the railway line in between the stops but I don't know anything more at the moment.
What can I say that's of any consequence when you read of something as futile as this! Kidnapping a small animal from from a wildlife park? Perhaps they planned to sell it back for a huge ransom to fund their lifestyle choice?
Finally and to cheer everyone up, our Government debt smashed through £1trillion for the first time yesterday. That's interest of £43billion due this year alone. The published debt does not include 'off the books' items such as the cost of public sector pensions and private finance initiatives - or people’s own mortgages, credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance said the real national debt was close to £8trillion; more than £300,000 per household or rather more than the value of a kidnapped Meerkat.