Tag: local politics

Barking Up The Wrong Tree!

Keith and Joy Ford of Fleet Lane, Chickerell, are asking for an apology after receiving a letter from the dog warden. The couple, who are in their 80s, have been accused of allowing two chocolate Labradors to behave aggressively towards…

To Think You Went To Journalism School…

…in order to write stories like this: An American actor featured in the Star Trek television series and films has thanked a County Durham drag performer for highlighting a town mayor’s social media posts about gay people and Muslims. I….…

Council Priorities…

Blackburn with Darwen Council is seeking designation as a ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Borough’. It’s executive board last week agreed to take measures to secure official approval for the title. …what, you thought it was all cleaning the streets & keeping the…

Oh, Those Terrible, Terrible Cuts…

Council officers are searching through bags of rubbish to catch out residents who ignore the waste collection timetable…with warnings that fines will be handed out. What timetable? Castle Point Council currently collects black bag waste and recycled waste on alternate…

It’s Not ‘Your Share’…

Dial, based in Southernhay, Basildon, is the latest south Essex charity to go after Basildon Council withdrew crucial funding. Jan Stevens, the charity’s boss, said: “We are very, very upset. We are due to shut at the end of April.…

“But I’m An Act-or, Dahlink, Not A Stagehand!”

It was designed as an innovative and immersive drama to brighten up a struggling part of Brighton’s seafront. But the team behind Something Street has found themselves in hot water with Brighton and Hove City Council after failing to clear…

If You Build It, They Might Not Come!

Certainly not if it’s going to bankrupt them: A new £6.4million bus station could become a ‘white elephant’ after operators threatened to boycott it. Two independent companies have said that unless the price of using the Accrington complex is reduced…

”Aww, it’s not for you. It’s more a Shelbyville idea.”

A record producer and businessman has called for a monorail system to be installed as an answer to growing congestion problems. David Courtney, born and raised in Brighton, has renewed his call for a “seafront rapid transport system” to shuttle…