With national and international news being so depressing, I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can look at local news for local people.
Any story counts, just make sure it is only of local interest and not too horrifically depressing.
This story caught my eye on Points West (the nations greatest local news TV programme) last night. Utter muppets.
TWO drunken teenagers wrote off a £75,000 bus when they crashed it after a dangerous nine mile joyride through the Cotswolds, a court heard.
Harry Atley, 19, and Thomas Bloomfield, 18, could be heard on the single decker's CCTV footage shrieking and swearing in hysterical excitement as they took turns to drive it from Tetbury, Glos, to Malmesbury, Wilts.
After 'fourteen minutes of madness' they lost control of the vehicle, owned by Pulham and Sons Coaches Ltd of Bourton on the Water, Glos, and crashed it. They were both thrown into the windscreen, which smashed.
For the first few minutes the defendants could be heard trying to work out how to start the bus, then when they got the engine going they could be heard laughing and jeering
One of them shouted 'We just hi-jacked a bus' as it set off.
Later one shrieked delightedly "We've just stole a bus - we've f***ing stolen a bus!"
Then the crash and a steaming noise could be heard as the video screen was filled with an image of the shattered front window.
Shoppers' disgust as pigeon dirt cakes City Centre street
ANGRY shoppers have hit out at pigeon poo blighting a City Centre shopping street.
It is thought a combination of nearby building works and hot weather has caused Sauchiehall Street to clog with bird dirt.
Glasgow City Council said the area - from Renfield Street to West Nile Street - is cleaned regularly.
But our pictures show how bad the issue really is as droppings cake the street.
And passers-by said recent rain turned the area into an slip hazard as the dirt turned into slime.
James Mullen said: "I work nearby and I've never seen it as bad as this.
"This stretch of the street is caked in pigeon dirt. It's revolting.
"There seems to be a lot more pigeons recently as well, probably because the demolition works mean they don't have as many places to roost."
The neighbouring section of Sauchiehall Street is closed for works following March's Victoria Nightclub fire and the subsequent need for demolition of the block of buildings.
Kirsty McColm said: "I only come up to this bit to go to Poundland but it's disgusting. I don't walk across it, I go round it, because even though it's dry I don't want it on my shoes.
"When it rained the other day it was pure slime. There's no way it's been recently cleaned."
A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said a power washer is used regularly and the main city centre streets were all cleaned in the week before the pictures were taken, including Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street.
He also said the area would be checked again.
The spokesman said: "We have a city centre power washer that is regularly used to clean the streets, particularly where there are build ups of food waste or bird droppings.
"This cleaning often takes place overnight or early in the morning.
"We will check on the area that’s been highlighted in the next 48 hours and take whatever action is necessary."
A resident in Yate has appealed to the public for help in finding a pair of pesky vandals
Richard McDonough posted CCTV footage of the calculated attack.
On Facebook he said: "Sadly awoke this morning to find my bird feeders had been vandalised last night, fortunately CCTV caught the two that carried out the act. Description: grey hoodies with black and white masks.
"They emptied every single feeder, fat balls and all," he continued.
Watch the video to see the attack which took place over the weekend.