IN THE NEWS.

HOLIDAY PRANKSTERS WHO planned on celebrating Guy Fawkes Night by blowing up the House of Lords were stymied this evening when they were unable to locate the House of Lords. A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Dispatch’s London correspondent that the House of Lords actually went missing several years ago, and police have been meaning to look into it but so far have not had the time what with one thing and another. He added that there have been very few public complaints about the disappearance so far, and the Met had determined that police resources would be more judiciously spent in dealing with the loud-party problem in Chelsea.