Villagers in Lancashire dig for websites

Northerners have long been associated with mining, but a group of villagers in Lancashire have recently began a new venture – digging for websites. The local residents of a remote area in the North of England got so fed up of waiting for the telecom company to install a broadband connection, that they decided to take matters into their own hands. Having got hold of a roll of fibre optic cable, they are now taking it in turns to shovel out a 51 mile trench to an exchange in Manchester.