A more upbeat piece of news from Britain. July 22, 2005 5:32 PM
Quincy fever has broken out in the village of Quincy in Yorkshire.
Not only has the village itself been renamed Quincy, but all the residents of the village have changed their name to the TV coroner turned detective.
Quincy, 72, who has lived in the village since World War II, has even renamed all of her 15 cats Quincy.
She was the first resident to change her name to Quincy and believes everyone else followed suit out of jealousy.
"Been called Quincy spread like wildfire. Several Quincy's in the village don't even know who he is", Quincy told us.
One resident of Quincy has even had the gravestones of all her ancestors for the past 300 years recarved so they're all called Quincy.
The prize for the biggest Quincy fan must go to Quincy, a 29 year old man who has had an extremely convincing and detailed tattoo of Quincy's face tattooed onto his own face.
"It didn't come out quite how I was expecting, It seems Quincy has a much larger face than me, so his eyes are on my cheeks and his mouth on my chin.", Quincy told us.
"I don't care though, it just makes me a better Quincy I reckon", he added.
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A man has been forced to live in a 12 inch high house after an amazing error by the builders he hired to construct his dream home.
Steve Palmer was told by the head of Firestone Construction that an inexperienced junior incorrectly read the blue prints to his new house.
"Mistaking metres for centimetres he enthusiastically proceeded to construct the house and surprised himself when he had the entire thing built in 3 and half hours," says site foreman Barry WIlson.
“He thought that the whole building game was a doddle," he chuckles.
However when Mr Palmer came to view his dream home he was shocked to find it was no bigger than a dog kennel.
"It's not what we wanted," Mr Palmer explained.
"I made the wife get in it and she wasn't happy at all, the kitchen was far to small for her to cook all but the most basic of meal. I have complained strongly to Firestone about my small house and I expect them to do something about it," he adds.
"We’d like to apologise to Mr Palmer,” said the chief of Firestone Properties last night.
“I've docked the junior a weeks pay and the other builders have entombed him in the foundations of a new block of full sized flats for been such an idiot.”
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