IT'S ahle kicking off in Kassel, Germany's usually tranquil and picturesque "city of fairytales". The local council has got itself in a right tizz over a vegetarian street festival for, er, not serving meat.
STORY, Indiana, has no mayor, no government and an official population that probably would stretch the capacity of a phone box. But it does have one prestigious and hotly contested public office: Village Idiot.
The first participants in a scheme to help homeless people out of hostels and into a job and a proper home are already working, but that’s all part of the plan – to provide encouragement for people to find employment.