England

Official Apologises Over Bruce Springsteen’s Parking Fines

Council bosses in Leeds, England have apologized after Bruce Springsteen’s tour trucks were given parking tickets.

The Boss headed to the city to play for thousands of fans at Leeds Arena on Wednesday night, but drivers of his stage equipment landed in hot water with traffic wardens, who issued fines for parking their vehicles on a side street near the venue.

Council leader Keith Wakefield has now apologized for the move and has revoked the tickets.

He says, “It was somebody being a little bit stupid and zealous. It is an awareness thing. The lorries are supposed to park off-site and then be called into the arena.”

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Chris Hemsworth Begins Work on ‘Thor: The Dark World

After the monumental success of Thor and Avengers, Chris Hemsworth is back to work as the Norse God for a sequel called The Dark World.

And from the looks from the film set in Surrey, England, it is going to be just as action packed as the first. As well as Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, and Stellan Skarsgard are all returning for the second film.

Lennon and McCartney’s Childhood Homes Preserved

The childhood homes of Beatles legends John Lennon and Paul McCartney are to be preserved as national landmarks.

Lennon’s Mendips duplex on Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, England and McCartney’s house on nearby Forthlin Road have already been restored to their original state and now both buildings have been awarded grade two listings, which means any alterations require government approval.

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, is thrilled by the news.

She tells the Associated Press, “Mendips always meant a great deal to John and it was where his childhood dreams came true for himself and for the world.”

The Beatles’ number one hit Please Please Me was written in Lennon’s home and McCartney’s residence previously served as a practice space for the duo’s first band The Quarrymen.

The childhood haunts of lead guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr were not granted the same protection by officials at English Heritage as neither home appeared to be “really intense creative hubs”.