Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Nottingham's failing tourist industry took a turn for the worst today, as Robin Hood decided to retrain as a hairdresser. He said that with the closure of various tourist attractions around the city; most notably the one named after him on Maid Marian Way, had made him think deeply about his role of mascot for the city. He suggested the cancellation of his own TV series by the BBC had made him ponder whether it would be worth continuing as the famous outlaw. He had always liked platting Marian's hair when they were alone in Sherwood Forest, and thought he might like to do it on a full time basis. So he visited a stand in town today to see what college courses were available.