A town\’s Olympic-style flame is to be replaced by a lightbulb because of the enormous gas bills and the carbon emissions it gives off.

The 15ft high Eternal Flame was a gift to Bournemouth, Dorset, from its local churches to mark the Millennium.

Burning continuously, it provided a focus for the town square – at a cost of £8,000 a year. Church officials also realised its emissions were harming the environment.

Nothing\’s too good for heroes, eh?

1 thought on “Sigh.”

  1. Which “heroes” would that be? The Millennium Candle was erected to mark the Millennium and was originally only intended to be there for that year. By the way, it was “snuffed out” in May 2006 – this is not only non-news it is old non-news!

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