They are just about finished building a massive new shopping centre/mall and mega-Tescotropilis-thing in Gateshead called "Trinity Square".
And we were all heartened to see that for once they've actually made some provision for people arriving by bike, namely lots of shiny bike stands:
Amazing eh? Just the kind of thing we all want to see. Well done.
Just one slight issue:
Oh yes, you're not actually allowed to cycle!
And if you try then the private security guards show up and tell you to get off your bike.
I jokingly suggested that they should consider installing smoking shelters to enforce the "No Smoking" policy.
But funnily enough it turns out they don't enforce that one.
In fact, they've just finished installing ashtrays everywhere and are now saying they "can't really tell people off for smoking because of the ashtrays".