The working week is set to end with not so much a bang as a resounding BOOM likely to be felt (not to mention heard) across the planet.
That’s right, in Thursday’s Courier we PROVE that women are better drivers than men (legal disclaimer we don’t have any cast-iron proof that would pass muster in a court of law).
A major survey has been undertaken and it reveals that (deep breath), women:
* approach hazards at appropriate speeds (men don’t)
* don’t tail-gate (men do)
* don’t jump amber lights (men do)
* are polite and courteous at all times (men aren’t)
* don’t drive while enjoying idle banter on their mobile phones (men do).
The list, somewhat distressingly for gentle menfolk everywhere, goes on and on.
Remarkably, however (or not at all depending on your point of view) only a tiny minority of men actually think women are better drivers.
It’s the kind of story to get tongues wagging and partners nagging.
I beseech you not to miss it.
If that news has not left you dumbstruck then there is plenty more to delight in our working-week-ending edition.
We have details of a high-tech sheep being used to fight rural crime (yip, you read that right).
Full, admittedly somewhat astonishing, details in Friday’s Courier.
We also have a mixed bag of politics, lovely pics from Perth Races where Ladies Day was held and a positively electrifying story about an innovative electrician whose passion for photography is helping him to carve out a high-voltage career (allowing us, rather charmingly and neatly, to begin and end this small vignette with respective bangs).
* For more on all of these stories see Friday’s Courier or try our digital edition.