Tag: Public services

NuPuritan, Heal Thyself…

A community worker died after drinking too much at a wedding reception and taking a “wildly excessive” amount of pain killers, an inquest heard. What sort of ‘community worker’? Ursula Gilbert was a well-known member of the New Addington community…

Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following…

Two-Tier Public ‘Service’…

A “super team” of public sector and education officials is to be established to deal with up to 1,200 problem families. Step right up to the front of the queue! Your own private ‘Zil lane’, all you feckless… Brighton and…

More Collective Punishment!

There have been calls to enforce a ban on keeping dogs in high-rise flats in the wake of a pet mauling five people in a Leith tower block. That’ll be this case, where the first cops on the scene cowered…

It’s The Fourth Emergency Service!

Tube engineers will be rushed across London by police cars with their sirens blaring in a bid to keep trains moving… Whoa, steady on! I mean, yes, Tube breakdowns are annoying, but really, should we go this far? Well, we…

What’s Wrong With Healthy Competition?

A headteacher in Thamesmead has been accused of trying to poach pupils… Yikes! … from nearby schools. Whew! A team of advertising professionals has been deployed by Willow Bank Primary School, in Yarnton Way, to recruit pupils. Excellent, a school…

The Free Ride Is Officially Over!

Parents today told of their fears for affordable childcare if plans to close two council-run nurseries go ahead. Oh, dear. What a shame. No more subsidies. Parents at Treetops Children’s Centre in Willesden said they were given eight weeks to…