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Village in turmoil as plumber arrives on time

fixing the taps, but leaving a huge question mark over the space-time continuumThe small Dorset village of Fromley has been thrown into turmoil in recent weeks after a local plumber carried out a series of small jobs in a punctual, efficient and inexpensive manner. Many villagers have been left confused and are struggling to come to terms with the situation.

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Posted: Apr 22nd, 2014
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Man sues gypsy for ‘mis-sold lucky heather’

A 53-year-old farmer from Dorset has that he is taking as Mary O’Fiander, a member of the Irish travelling community, to court regarding what he believes to be a case of ‘mis-sold lucky heather’.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2012
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Court ruling confirms Dorset village’s name ‘is pronounced scrotum’

schroathamAfter months of wrangling between life-long villagers and affluent newcomers, a High Court judge has ruled that the name of the tiny Dorset village of Schroatham should correctly be pronounced ‘scrotum’.

The dispute around the name of the village had originated following an influx of newcomers to the area attracted by newly built executive homes and high-speed rail links. ‘We’ve always called it Scrotum, but apparently it’s not ‘aspirational sounding’ enough for these townies,’ explained villager Jess Bryant, who also reported that as newcomers descended upon the village, there were a number of attempts to influence the accepted pronunciation by loudly and repeatedly referring to the village in the pub and shops as ‘Shroo-tum’, and latterly ‘Shroam’.

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Posted: Apr 19th, 2009
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Cerne Abbas – giant penis was added by 12-year-old boys

Practical JokeFound themselves in a lot of trouble with village elder.

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Posted: Sep 20th, 2006
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