I am genuinely fascinated that the City of Worcester is intending to twin with... Gaza. I have to declare right from the start that I am something of a sceptic when it comes to towns and cities twinning. I am reminded of the comment made by the late and sadly missed Linda Smith made about her home town of Erith - "Erith isn't twinned with anywhere but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham."
Seriously though what is the point of towns and cities twinning with each other? What are the benefits to local people?