Superhero vs a super waste of our money!

The Buzzard superhero at The Office, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard.
The Buzzard superhero at The Office, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard.

Rules and regulations are what help to govern our society, but you have to wonder why, in a world that is so technologically advanced, human beings are struggling to use basic common sense.

If you haven’t already guessed, I am referring to the LBO’s exclusive front page story that reveals a pub landlord is having to get planning permission so his superhero can stand above his door.

Well, it’s enough to drive you up the wall - which is exactly where the landlord was forced to go so he could pull down the 6ft character... or face prosecution. Too often do we hear stories of our now ‘cotton-wool’ culture that bans children playing with conkers at school as health and safety fears go mad.

I understand that it can’t be one rule for one and one rule for another, but there are some cases, such as this, that need to take a human approach to determine a suitable outcome. Instead, regulars have been up in arms over the council’s decision to pressure Lake Street’s The Office to take down The Buzzard.

The stunned pub-goers have admitted their chances of success are slim, but they are willing to continue just to prove a point - and good on them!

> Ex-Cedars Upper School student Oliver Duff, who is now editor of the i newspaper (a sister paper of the Independent) returned to his roots last Tuesday to give career advice to sixth formers.

Oly, who formerly lived in South Street, Leighton Buzzard, says the LBO gave him his first chance to be published - and he hasn’t looked back!

The visit to Cedars was part of a new campaign called “Back to School” supported by the i newspaper and run by the charity Future First, who arrange for former pupils from all trades and professions to go back to their old state schools.

There will be an exclusive interview with Oly in next week’s LBO.

> And finally it has been confirmed Splash! will be filmed at Inspire: Luton Sports Village once again in the New Year - which means Tom Daley and co will hopefully inspire more new divers to sign up!

I met him last year, did I mention it!