With the news that certain parts of Britain are to introduce hosepipe bans from tomorrow, with some parts being named 'Drought Areas' - a spokesman for North Wet Water has stated that Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs will not be affected.
The news should come as a boost for the former Welsh international, at a particularly rocky moment in his career. Giggs, or Giggsy as his team mates call him, is renowned for being a keen gardener, and a prodigious user of his hosepipe.
North Wet Water officials stated this morning that there was absolutely no need for Giggs to worry about using his hosepipe just yet, as restrictions have yet to be put in place in the North West.
Researchers revealed that a man convicted of wanton hosepipe use during the great drought of 76, could have been Ryan Giggs' father, although there is little evidence to support the claim.
"Ryan Giggs is free to use his hosepipe, as and when he wishes," a spokesman announced. "He is even at liberty to allow others to play with his hosepipe at this point in time. We would advise not just Ryan Giggs, but the public at large, that discretion is advised when allowing third parties hosepipe access. That sort of thing can lead to all manner of complications."
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