This picture lurking on page 25 of the Mail turns a gash page into something worth looking at. Maybe the flatplan changed at the last moment or too much allowance had been made for Budget material. The Mail is not afraid to give over a page to a picture, but this doesn't have the meticulous planning that is the paper's hallmark. The layout, with a pair of doubles under the photograph, is ok but without any Mail panache. The same goes for the intrusive text box on the picture and the 'local paper' head complete with screamer. A better, clean, shot can be seen at Mail Online.
The storm in question was last month, so David Parker's picture has probably been sitting around for a while. That doesn't make it any less worth contemplating. At first glance it's just a fallen tree, you hardly notice the 6ft 2in National Trust ranger Raef Johnson. Then when you look across at the yellow arrow, the scale of the tree becomes apparent.
It's not news, but it's a welcome relief from all those pictures of George Osborne.
Health warning A horticulturalist friend shivered when she saw the photograph, saying you should never stand in such a position as the wind can whip trees back into a standing position, with you underneath. This was obviously never going to happen here with such a mighty oak, but it's worth knowing.