I’ll have to make the effort to go and have a look at the Metro bridge over the Tyne after dark. Now that the paint job, which has already dramatically changed the appearance of the bridge, the new lighting installation has been turned on at last. This uses lots of LED lamps to give an ever-changing pattern of light and colour. The running cost of the lamps is minimal, and I like the idea of a bridge becoming an artwork.
 Hard to believe it’s 25 years old – I remember it being opened. I think that means I’m old, or something