Doncaster council asks public to name its gritters and it’s today’s best thing

Undeterred by all that Boaty McBoatface palaver, someone at Doncaster council thought it would be a good idea to do this. And you’ll be very glad they did.

Here’s how the semi-finals went. There’s four of them, but, well, anyway.

Then there was a live draw ahead of the grand final.

And then they got down to business.

More updates when we get them. Letting the public choose the name for an expensive bit of kit – what can possibly go wrong?

But forget about Boaty McBoatface, this will always be our favourite competition winner.


We have a winner!