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?