The whole of Newcastle is abuzz with the theft of Thunder, the miniature pony, from Weber’s Circus last night. (Read the whole gripping affair in the Herald┬áhere.)

The more cynical among you may suspect that Thunder is “stolen” in every town that Weber’s visits, each time being conveniently recovered, unharmed, a few hundred metres away. Tut tut. There may be no people like show people, but that would be just … well, funny.