As if the saga of Boaty McBoatface wasn’t enough, Oldham Council in England are seeking a name for their new gritter. Suggestions so far include True Grit, Gritney Spears and Usain Salt.

Actually, Oldham have added a caveat. Submissions will only be accepted from children living or attending primary school in the area. So they might get a more sensible response than the National Environment Research Council.