Beloved childhood bogeyman Stig of the Dump has been awarded Squatter's rights. This follows similar news that the Wombles have been given the freedom of Wimbledon Common.
The two have much in common, with their ideas of green living and recycling, and give more back to the earth than they take away.
Speaking to us earlier, a Politican looking to score Brownie Points with the Green Brigade said: 'This is good news for those of us who believe in Stig of the Dump. He has been down there long enough, to a lot of good work for the green effort, and it is right that his effort and work should be repaid in this way'