As the nights draw in and the leaves turn yellow outside my new office in London, I'm off on a short break with my school friends. So I will be off air for a few days. I leave you with a few pictures of newly pollarded trees. The tree surgeons were working on the road for days, chopping and sawing. It was amazing to see how much foliage still remained on them, even in October. Don't you think they look magnificent and sad at the same time?