Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lancaster Bomb Scares

The thing with having kids, and not being at work, is that you can start to loose touch with the outside world. I don't mean never see people or anything, we see our friends and family. But we tend not to watch the news because if the telly is on we've either got CBeebies on, or a DVD cartoon.

So I got a little curious when on my way home from taking the kids to Happy Mount Park with Kathy & Katie I saw half of Skerton cordoned off with tons of police milling about. I thought maybe someone had tried  to kill themselves, or fallen into the river or something (I am a shameless rubber necker). Then when I was sat at traffic lights round Kingsway a police van shot past followed by a van reading "Bomb Disposal Unit" ... Here. In Lancaster. Where it's quiet and nice!

SO as soon as I got home (well, ok, after I'd fed and changed Tom and asked Mark to fix some lunch for Jack) I jumped on the t'interweb and tried to find out what had happened. Only the local press was slow off the mark and I could only find some vague news on the local radio stations web site. A suspicious package seen on the back seat of a car. I'd guessed that much!

Now that I'm having a look though, it seems my nice little mini-city home isn't as safe as I thought!

This is the second bomb scare in less than a week, police called in the squad after raiding a home on Lune Road at 9am on Wednesday (September 22). WMG
 Stories are different everywhere I look. But I'm hooked now:

Todays: http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/lancaster-and-district-news/bomb_scare_in_lancaster_1_1579894

Last Weeks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-11356090

I think I need to work "checking on the local news" into my daily routine!
 
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