The Cross Keys pub in Usk, Monmouthshire, is fighting an absurd decision by the local council to construct a "puffin" crossing outside the pub that would deface the 600-year-old Grade I listed building. It seems the council prefers to do this than upgrade the existing zebra crossing down the road because it says the pavement there is 5mm to narrow. The brewery says it could be impossible under the European Commission’s Manual Handling Directive to continue deliveries because staff would have to roll barrels 45 feet down the road because of zig-zag lines either side of the new crossing. The Sunday Telegraph 25/06/04 page 14