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Luigi Bobbio, the mayor of Castellammare di Stabia, a town near Naples, is looking to ban micro-miniskirts. "The proposal is one of many designed to help "restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil coexistence," reports the Guardian. "Others include a ban on swearing and a prohibition on playing football in public parks. Bobbio claims the miniskirt decree is intended only to put an end to excessive flesh being displayed away from local beaches. However, it does mean the police will be checking women's hemlines to see if they can spot knickers, and imposing fines of up to €500." Let the upskirting begin! [Guardian]