A FEW days ago my wife and I were shopping in Northwich. As we had time to spare before our bus was due we found a place to sit and wait.

The group sitting next to me comprised three women and with me, three gentlemen. I began the conversation about the traffic chaos engulfing the town, and pointed out that it had taken my bus 20 minutes to cover just over one mile.

Everyone agreed it was a shameful situation.

John Oliver Hartford