Faced with the perennial problem of finding a candidate to open Harold’s village summer fete, organisers decided to aim high this year and their ambitions have paid off with the refusal of none other than TV personality Piers Morgan to attend festivities.
‘This is fantastic news,’ committee chairman, Nick Stalling, told the Evening Harold at a celebration meal at the 38th Parallel, Harold’s North Korean restaurant. ‘We contacted him using that Twitter thing that you have and he replied almost immediately with the simple but thoughtfully chosen words “@EveningHarold No thanks.”
Following the recent bad weather, namely six inches of snow, the annual hill sliding competition has been postponed.
The event that traditionally takes place on the Queen’s Mound, to the west of the Harold, sees some of the bravest villagers compete to get down the hill in the quickest possible time on plastic trays.
However the sheer amount of snow has seen organisers decide there was too much on the hill preventing the sleigh-type vehicles from sliding to the finish.
The event will be rescheduled for August when the Queen’s Mound should be completely dry with a slightly cracked surface.