take two: PYTHON SHOULD REMAIN AN EX-SHOW

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The members of Monty Python – the comedy troupe featuring Broomhill’s own Michael Palin – have become the latest bunch of living legends to reform their old act, then?

The remaining quintet announced last week they’ll be performing at London’s O2 Arena. Yesterday, they added four more dates there.

Disappointing.

Just like Doncaster-set Open All Hours should always have Arkwright, so Monty Python should surely always be young anarchic men creating boundary-pushing comedy? Not grey guys in a corporate enormo-dome trading on old establishment-approved gags.

Like almost all reforming acts, it shouldn’t happen. It should, you might say, remain a late Python. Expired. An ex-Python.

A WASTE OF RESEARCH

Waste disposal will be transformed in the future according to new research by Sheffield’s rubbish treatment firm Veolia, as revealed in this newspaper.

Wheelie bins outside the home could be replaced by chutes, robots and vacuum packing areas, the company reckons.

Sounds good but just one question: where have they been doing the research? Star Wars Episode IV?

MOOR OF A GOOD THING

And so The Moor Market has finally opened...

And after all the controversy about the destruction of Castle Market and inadequate opening hours and poor public transport access and over-excited councillors claiming it looks like a cathedral; after all that – and you just know there’ll be more teething problems round the corner too – few will deny it looks magnificent.

A credit to the city.