False alarms are one of the hazards of being a firefighter.
But this one was unusual to say the least.
When word reached the emergency services that a man was in the river, fire crews from York, Acomb and Huntington scrambled into action.
Fortunately however, no one had even got their feet wet, as the official bulletin from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service on Wednesday (May 25) revealed:
Which invites a number of questions, the primary one: how do you mix up a flower pot with a human being? Unless your best buddies are Bill and Ben of course…
Congratulations to all the winners at the VisitYork York Tourism Awards on Thursday night (May 26).
But the award for best restaurant stirred things up more furiously than a Kenwood Chef, on Twitter at least.
The honour went to The Whippet Inn, the steakhouse on North Street.
However, no sooner was it announced than it was questioned on Twitter:
— Karl (@dustytruffle) May 26, 2016
Which led one of the runners-up, Star Inn The City, to pile in:
— Star Inn The City (@Starinnthecity) May 26, 2016
Director of operations at Star Inn The City Matt Hunter joined in the food fight:
— Matt Hunter (@sprouthunter) May 26, 2016
Soon Andrew Whitney, boisterous Aussie owner of the Whippet Inn, hit back –
— Andrew G. Whitney ✈ (@AU55SEY) May 27, 2016
And threw this in for good measure…
— Andrew G. Whitney ✈ (@AU55SEY) May 26, 2016
Well you know what they say. If you can’t stand the heat…