Room at the Inn

(via a news email)

London - A hotel is offering any couple called Mary and Joseph a free night's stay over the Christmas period.

Travelodge bosses say they are trying to make up for the hotel industry not having any rooms left on Christmas Eve, all those years ago.

Sandy Leckie Manager at Covent Garden Travelodge said: "We are more than happy to welcome any Mary and Joseph couples into our hotel; it's definitely more comfortable than a stable. I just hope they don't bring their donkey!"

To claim their free night's stay, Mary and Joseph couples have to prove their identity. -