Reg editor struck by lightning

French weather implicated in total destruction of laptop

The day-to-day news business at Vulture Central today suffered an unforeseen glitch when editor John Lettice's house in Normandy was struck by lightning.

Mr Lettice was on news editing duties while in France and had just finished perusing a hot networking story by firebrand John "Lips" Leyden when disaster struck.

"I felt a tingling, and then the next thing I remember was coming round to find myself lying on the floor, my fromage baguette burnt to a cinder and my glass of Chablis completely evaporated," said a shaken Lettice.

Mercifully, John is expected to make a full recovery, although his laptop is said to be "extremely poorly". ®

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