This England: Flight of fancy

  This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s “Richard II”, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934. " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> After a bright orange bird was found on the side of a motorway, folks at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Aylesbury took it in, assuming it was exotic. But a quick wash later, they realised that it was just a seagull, covered in curry and turmeric. Fittingly they called him Vinny, after a vindaloo. Metro (Fabian Wood) Who’s there? The “knock, knock” joke may soon be consigned to history, as 20 per cent of people under the age of 30 have never heard or told one. A further 75 per cent of all polled agreed they are “a bit old fashioned” and not as funny as they used to be. The Scotsman (Daragh Brady) Mini-me A man in his thirties with no underlying health conditions was offered a Covid vaccine after an NHS error .. Full story on newstatesman.com 

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