It's not often that the north-east village I come from makes local news, never mind international and headline news. But that's what's been happening as the fight to save Ryhope pigeon crees rages on - and rightly so. I remember walking past the pigeon crees on my way to and from school. I know some of the men who still have their crees on the land. Like most other Ryhope people, I also know who is behind Worktalent, the company who want to shift the crees off the site and develop it for profit.
Even Robbie Coltrane and a telly crew called to Ryhope to see what is now one of Britain's strangest listed buildings.
The pigeon men's case is being heard in Parliament again today, let's hope local MP Fraser Kemp can work his magic once again.