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No news is news somewhere

No news is news somewhere

Sometimes, a single news article can speak volumes about the area it comes from. Not a million years ago, for example, I was tickled to see a report from the village we used to live at about the theft of a couple of violets. Crime was so rare in that village, that this actually accounted for about three column inches in the local paper.

The headline that caught my eye, when it popped up on the BBC News RSS feed, was “Two drivers die in two separate car crashes”. To which the obvious question, if you live in a part of the world that has been asphalted over (and I do), would be: What, only two?

Turns out, this happened in the Grampian region of Scotland, an area of about nine thousand square kilometres (give or take). This is a large chunk of western Scotland where fatal accidents are so rare, that if two happen on the same day, that fact alone is worth a headline.