News Round Up 231

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are said to be thrilled by the discovery of the foundations of three large Roman houses preserved for nearly 2,000 years in a park in centre of Chichester.

James Kenny, an archaeologist at Chichester district council, told The Guardian that he believes that when fully excavated they will prove to be some of the best Roman houses found in a city centre in Britain.

“To find what appear to be well-preserved Roman remains in one of the few stretches of open ground in a city which has been continuously built and rebuilt ever since the days of Alfred the Great is really exciting.

“Particularly since this city had no mains drains until so late – not until the 1880s – it is absolutely pockmarked with centuries of cesspits and rubbish dumps, so very little undisturbed Roman material remains.”

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News Round Up 230

The phrase "Duck don't Grouse" comes to mind on reading a report in the Sun that after a spate of HGVs hitting bridges they are too high to go under and too heavy to use, councils across England are demanding lorry drivers should be banned from using sat nav systems designed for cars because they cause chaos when they go down roads that are too small for them or on bridges they’re too heavy for.  Having just replaced a rather expensive wing mirror that was taken out by a lorry down a country lane in the UK, I have to agree.

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