Okay, we know the world is coming to an end pretty soon; we do read the papers. What we don't think you need, Dear Reader, please forgive our presumption, is more headlines filled with more doom and gloom. So we've gone on holiday, like most of the European Prime and Other Ministers. And like them, we keep in touch so you won't be absolutely bereft of our wonderful website. What you won't see is the Daily Headlines (until September) and we'll be missing quite a bit of news. On the other hand, you will get the important, mainly local (lo-cal?) stuff you're used to. If you're not a regular reader (and even if you are and are having withdrawal symptoms) we urge you to click away happily and explore the site - you can always come back to the front page by clicking on the site name at the very top. See you soon!