Spirit of the age

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The Royal Court Theatre has re­versed its de­ci­sion to can­cel a pro­duc­tion of Rita, Sue and Bob Too af­ter be­ing ac­cused of cen­sor­ing fe­male work­ing-class voices. Last week it had said it would not stage An­drea Dun­bar’s com­edy drama, about a mar­ried man hav­ing an af­fair with his teenage babysit­ters, be­cause its themes were “con­flict­ual” with the theatre’s new code of con­duct.

The man­agers of two pri­vate apart­ment blocks in Bris­tol have been crit­i­cised for nail­ing spikes onto tree branches to stop bird drop­pings land­ing on res­i­dents’ cars. The spikes – which are usu­ally fixed to win­dow ledges – have ap­peared on trees near Clifton Down. A lo­cal coun­cil­lor said the trees were now “un­in­hab­it­able”.

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