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Stories this week include:

  • Nationwide chain store to stop stuffing rabbits into chocolate eggs for Easter. 
  • Chelmsford in uproar following Burger King prank. 
  • Pensioner claims full grown gorilla will fit in a Vauxhall Cavalier. 
  • North Korea vows retaliation against local paper after Pyongyang compared to Skegness.   

Also revealed: We take time to reflect on the sacrifice made by chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch?

Direct download: La207.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 4:16am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Donkey with low self-esteem struggling to skate again.
  • Renamed shopping street 'Archway to Hell' sees surprise decline in sales.
  • Local town beats off stiff competition to be named 'Pervert Capital of the United Kingdom'.
  • Charity fundraiser cancelled due to lack of interest.    

Also revealed: Would you consider contributing towards Rob's honeymoon?

Direct download: La206.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Supermarket manager attempts to cut short impromptu guitar solo by eight-year-old.
  • 'Celebrated' editor takes to his keyboard to vent fury at pigeon-feeding pensioner.
  • Drunk man fails to order Happy Meal from car wash.
  • An alarming new crave called 'Water Drinking Battle for Men' is sweeping Japan.    

Also revealed: We spend too much time perfecting our Roland Rat impressions...

Direct download: La205.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • Jobseeker fails interview after struggling to answer probing questions.
  • Corpse successfully contests rigged election.
  • 'Greggs the Delicatessen' denies employing rats to manage mouse infestation at local store.
  • Councils told to stop named streets after potential sex offenders.    

Also revealed: We come up with a new slogan for Birds Eye...

Direct download: La204.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 7:17am EDT
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Stories this week include:

  • New human speed bump proving unpopular with motorists.
  • Man reluctantly admits that 3 hours in A&E preferable to watching Newcastle United.
  • Cheltenham in shock after unripe avocado used in drive-by.
  • Canary bears uncanny resemblance to an angry Cheeto.    

Also revealed: Rob admits to being a Harvester apologist...

Direct download: La203.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Stories this week include:

  • Busty bust-up in Toby Carvery.
  • Village resident regrets selling lover to circus.
  • Father's fury at sh*tty swing in sh*tty park.
  • Cornish newspaper breaks Trump 'exclusive'.    

Also revealed: The Graduation Theory gathers momentum...

Direct download: La202_.mp3.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

Stories this week include:

  • All female Slayer tribute band denies link to Croydon (and surrounding area) Cat Killer.
  • Matalan defends range of luxury gifts made by 'highest category of UK-based prisoners'.
  • Shopper tries to locate mystery woman following basket banter.
  • Police detain poaching gang following unpheasant discovery.    

Also revealed: Rob makes a cash offer...

Direct download: la201.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Stories this week include:

  • Woman shocked by exceptional breasts.
  • Town refuses to recognise local hero that saved beloved pet from imaginary fire.
  • Giant goose thought to be heading to Exeter.
  • 'Expert' claims that the Ford Transit is the extra-terrestrial's light commercial vehicle of choice.    

Also revealed: Concern grows for Alex's mental wellbeing...

Direct download: LA200_-_19_01_2017_13.47.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

Stories this week include:

  • Firefighters stunned at duck's ability to swim in water.
  • Local man insists that everyone should 'get it out' at Christmas.
  • Foul-mouthed customer upset by free gift.
  • Husband punches beaver for the first time, apparently.   

Also revealed: We name a selection of Welsh recording artists...

Direct download: la199.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Stories this week include:

  • Saviour of poultry returns from the dead in Cornwall.
  • Man with vendetta launches campaign to rid Gloucester of all pet felines.
  • Factory worker engages in stand-off with armed police after mother revokes television privileges.
  • Offensive Christmas decoration is this year's must have for Yewtree.  

Also revealed: We wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...now, how about a badly sung Christmas carol?

Direct download: la198.mp3
Category:Comedy/News -- posted at: 3:33am EDT