This week, Postcard brought you stories from Hallaton, where two towns stage an annual Rugby-esque battle over a gallon of beer. A deeper dig reveals this isn't just an anomaly. Reuters has helpfully pulled together a photo collection of England's oddest events. Below: burning boats, foam-covered students, and a good old-fashioned joust.
The region’s “chemical genies” of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.
They’ve been called “no-go zones”—regions where no rules apply. To residents, they’re neighborhoods that are stigmatized and neglected. Why haven’t targeted policies to fix them had the intended effect?