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Hosepipe ban outrage; Kerry Katona hits the offy and man goes up the pole in Renshaw Street

Published on July 8th 2010.

A HOSEPIPE ban is being imposed on the North West from Friday.
United Utilites, which, through leaks, loses more water per day than almost all other water companies, around 460m litres a day – or a quarter of the supply - says it is necessary because reservoirs in Cumbria are running low.

A spokesman for the company, which made a £500m pre-tax profit last year and whose boss, Philip Green was awarded a £924,000 bonus, said: "There are some simple things we can all do such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and running washing machines and dishwashers with a full load.”

Most Liverpool businesses did not think the hosepipe ban would affect them, although at least one colonic irrigation clinic we spoke to said they expected to be hit particularly hard.

KERRY Katona may have dropped three stones this year, and good to hear that she's not adverse to a bit of pampering and massage.
The mum of four was snapped leaving the Bodyline Clinic in Crosby, and headed straight to the nearest offy for a bottle of Jägermeister.

Now when they said she should make more use of the old lotion....

A 39-YEAR-old man was taken quietly to hospital after he was spotted swinging from the top of a 60ft lamppost in Renshaw St.
The man went “up the pole” after leaving the nearby Caesar’s Palace restaurant at around 9.30pm.

A member of staff there said: “The man came in and started shouting at customers.”

Reports that he did this in the public interest, after reading our review here are entirely without foundation.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

manchester tartJuly 7th 2010.

Ok, Liverpudlians. can't argue with it though, can you, huh?

EditorialJuly 7th 2010.

Thanks, but it's not a gag

Liverpool WagJuly 7th 2010.

And not forgetting, Dai Young, at the expense of the many Welsh villages and communities that were washed away in the process. They mght have something similar to say about scousers.

JayJuly 7th 2010.

Merseyside does still receive a small amount of it's water from the Lake District. The hosepipe ban is just forcing people to think sensibly about how they use water, why use a hosepipe to water plants when you can use a watering can and save litres of water from being wasted; or even better re-use water instead of literally throwing high quality drinking water away

Liverpool WagJuly 7th 2010.

The water from Lake Vyrnwy is being diverted to Manchester who normally get theirs from the Lake District.

AnonymousJuly 7th 2010.

Like the colonic irrigation gag!

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