Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

AU­THOR­I­TIES in the UK town of Bris­tol have an­nounced a ban on toasted cheese sand­wiches.

No, it’s not be­cause of their po­ten­tial im­pact on choles­terol - it’s be­ing done as a way of com­bat­ting or­gan­ised crime.

A food van owner ap­plied to ex­tend his li­cence to of­fer the hearty warm cui­sine in ad­di­tion to his ex­ist­ing range of cold food and drinks in the city’s Monks Park, but was de­nied be­cause the planned menu was deemed to be a mag­net for an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour.

Ap­par­ently of­fi­cials be­lieve cheese toasties are par­tic­u­larly at­trac­tive to mo­tor­bike gangs and also be­cause the park is close to a school the pro­posed food out­let was seen as a pos­si­ble “gate­way to tru­ancy”.

AND while we’re on the sub­ject of fine Bri­tish cui­sine, san­i­ta­tion work­ers in the coastal town of Sid­mouth have dis­cov­ered a mas­sive “fat­berg” lurk­ing in the sew­ers, with lo­cals pour­ing oil down the sink after cook­ing fish and chips cited as the cause.

The 70m-long mass of hard­ened fat, oil and tis­sue wipes is said to the be the re­gion’s largest ever, with a South West Wa­ter spokesman say­ing it would take “around eight weeks to dis­sect this mon­ster in ex­cep­tion­ally chal­leng­ing work con­di­tions”.

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