The small city of Williamsport, Pa first became a borough March 1, 1806. Late in the 19th Century Williamsport was known as "The Lumber Capital of the World" and once housed more millionaires per capita than anywhere else on the globe.
The FA, the English branch line of FIFA, is set for a bill running into millions of pounds when the England team head home, thanks to the tens of millions of England flags that are expected to litter the floor.
"We're seeing it already after the I...
Trafford council, the place where Nazis go to retire, have issued a court summons to the trees in the borough for littering.
"I woke up the other morning," said council leader, Joseph Gerbils, "and there was rubbish all over my nice clean streets.
In a rather controversial endorsement of these new measures, government plans to enforce "green" behavior and increase fines for non-compliance has got some people talking.
Susan McDonald says: "It will really make me think about those times I ha...
Greater Manchester Police today sealed off the car park of the Jolly Butcher Public House, Manchester, when a sharp eyed member of the public reported a Coca Cola can lodged in the bushes.
The Police believe that they may have a serial litterer a...
Scientists all over the world are trying to explain the sudden appearance of the Voyager spacecraft, orbiting the moon. NASA and other space agencies are scrambling to find a logical explanation, while UFOlogists have stepped forward to explain ti al...
As part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, London council workers have been dredging the river Thames. They have turned up a remarkable array of artefacts.
"This is a remarkable, layered, history of London," said Dan Cruikshank, BBC Historian. "...
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said the Olympic competitors in this summer's marathons and other competitions taking place on the streets of London, will not be exempt from on-the-spot fines or even arrest if found to be dropping litter during those...
The overzealous littering team at Trafford Council have issued a fixed penalty notice to the Refuse Collection Team that covers Sale and Altrincham after one of their authorised members of staff noticed that some litter fell from the back of the lorr...
In a dramatic U-turn the government have outright voted in the death penalty, for people too lazy to find a waste bin in the street.
Cases of littering have increased by over 2000% in recent years, compared with figures taken in 2003, with many of...
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