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M4 latest: Broken down chariot causes 6 mile tailback

Friday night commuters are currently experiencing delays on the M4 after an English chariot broke down outside of Cardiff.

Recovery services were called to the scene but walked away chuckling heartily.

Commuter Bob Slackflaps told WalesOnCraic:

“I just want to get home and watch Coronation Street. I’ve had a long week and the last thing I want to do is sit here in my car listening to Radio bloody Wales. These English types come over here with their souped up chariots and they’re not used to our way of life. Them chariots aren’t designed for motorway traffic and this one that’s broken down has done my head right in. I saw the recovery lorry turn up but the lads took one look at it and got back into their lorry, laughing.”

Traffic police have said that they will offer to help the stranded chariot drivers, depending on the result tomorrow.

Image: Faris Knight

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Brynglas Tunnels to close ahead of England bus

Newport’s famous Brynglas Tunnels are to close ahead of the England squad’s arrival.

Highway officials say that they made the decision as a ‘bit of a laugh’. It means the bus would have to take a ‘traumatising’ 17-hour detour through the tropical town of Newport.

A spokeswoman said:

“We found out last night that the England squad are leaving it late to come to Wales. They’re setting off in rush hour so we thought we’d be a bit naughty and shut the Brynglas Tunnels just before they arrive. That means that they’ll be re-routed through Newport, where they can take in the majestic scenery and tropical wildlife. It also means that they won’t get to their hotel until very late, which will obviously help our lads when it comes to the match tomorrow.”

A spokesman for Rugby England said:

“What is this Newport of which one speaks? Is it like our Henley-On-Thames? Can one get a cucumber sandwich when one is there? This all sounds jolly exciting and one looks forward to it. Tally ho.”

The tunnels will reopen as soon as the England bus starts its detour.

Image: Norman Hyett

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Severn Bridge tolls reinstalled for England game

The recently removed Severn Bridge tolls will be reintroduced this weekend.

Highway officials said the only reason they were being reinstalled was to annoy English rugby fans.

Stan Slipper of the Highways Committee (Bridge Department) told WalesOnCraic:

“When we took the bridge tolls away at the beginning of the year, we were going to take them down the local skip. But one of the girls had a good idea to reinstall them when the English fans came over for the game. We thought we could make a bit of money to spend on our Christmas party this year seeing as we’re unlikely to get one. We’ll charge £10 for cars, £30 for buses and £50 for chariots. We’re going to put them on both sides of the motorway so that they have to pay to get in and pay to get out. That way, we can double our money.”

Tarquin Smythe-Peacock of the England Rugger Lads Fan Club said:

“I think one will take the train this weekend. Having said that, one will be sat with all the riff raff if one does that.”

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Pop-up chariot repair shop opens in Cardiff

A pop-up Chariot Repair shop has opened in Cardiff ahead of the crunch Six Nations game on Saturday,

Thousands of England supporters are expected to attend the game, and city officials are concerned that thousands of chariots without wheels will cause gridlock in Cardiff.

Shop manager Gordon Skidgrits told WalesOnCraic:

“We are anticipating thousands of English toffs to descend on the city this Saturday. God knows where they are going to park them all but we are very worried that once Wales put them to the sword, we’re going to end up with chariot wheels all over the place. The aim of the shop is to get them fixed and on their way as soon as possible.”

Posh English fan Tarquin Smyth-Peacock told WalesOnCraic:

“Anyone for a cucumber sandwich?”