Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

There's Something Fishy about All These Wrong Numbers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

There's Something Fishy about All These Wrong Numbers

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ONE is an internationally-admired Olympic size swimming pool described as one of the finest in the UK.

The other is a place to buy exotic fish which proudly boast of being "run by fishkeepers, for fishkeepers".

Yet for many in Wearside, the difference between the Sunderland Aquatic Centre and Sunderland Aquatics, the fish shop run by Dave Williams on the city's Windsor Terrace, is proving to be too subtle a difference.

Mr Williams has had to complain to Sunderland City Council because he has been receiving countless enquiries from would-be swimmers asking when they can turn up for a few lengths since the impressive and almost unmistakable pool opened last month.

At first Mr Williams thought the prospect of swimmers trying to practise their backstroke among his exotic fish was quite amusing.

But after many more calls and almost a delivery of gym equipment meant for the council, he wants city health bosses to make it clear that he has no intention of allowing any running, diving or swimming of any kind in his Grange town shop. …

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