A 71-year-old British pensioner has been fined more than $4,000 for rollerblading through a town square.
Geoff Dornan was caught on closed-circuit television rollerblading through the main street in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
The local council told the court that his skating was a nuisance and a danger to the public.
In his defence, the pensioner said he took up rollerblading seven years ago as a way of keeping fit.
He insisted that he always gave right of way to pedestrians.
But he was found guilty of contravening a by-law that forbids skating in the main street and was fined and ordered to pay costs worth $4,700.
This could well appear in the BBC Quiz this week, so take the time to remember the details.
Here is another quiz published by the BBC.
I scored 3/7.
Not that there will be any score keeping with this one.
Have a go, just for fun.
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Tagged BBC Quiz
A week is such a short time when you are having fun.
Often we forget to look at the wider world and so we have no idea how other people have been entertaining themselves.
So did you spare enough time this week to be able to score a few points on the BBC Quiz of the Week
I scored 5/7 so I think I am free of the dreaded dunces cap for another seven days.
I know there are a lot of lurkers out there who have a go at this quiz and never report their results. Why not break with tradition this week and make a comment?
Week Ended. lowest score Dunce’s Hat winner
25th April 1 correct Alabaster Crippens
18th April 4 correct puddock/ archie
12th April DNF Daddy P
4th April 3 correct Daddy P
28th Mar 1 correct nursemyra
21st Mar 3 correct Dorid
14th Mar 1 Correct Buff
7th Mar 2 Correct Dorid/Daddy P
29th Feb 1 correct Dragonstar
22nd Feb 3 Correct archie/azahar/nursemyra
15th Feb 1 correct Cybe R Wizard
It is again time to test your knowledge of the happenings in this diverse world.
BBC Weekly World News Quiz.
I have made a comeback from Dunces Corner and scored 7/7!
How did you fare?
Posted in humor
Tagged BBC Quiz, World
Yep, it is time again for the BBC World News Quiz of the week.
I got myself six correct answers.
Despite not reading a lot of news over the past couple of days.