Tag: Responsibility

It’s For The Chiiiildreeeeeennnn!

New road markings outside a Whitehall Primary School have been condemned as an accident waiting to happen. Because they look like a zebra crossing. A real zebra, that is… The zebra-print markingshave been painted across Johnsons Lane outside The Limes…

Waaaaah! It’s Not Fair!

Croydon Council has been hit with a £100k fine after it failed to keep details of a child sex abuse victim secure. The breach happened in April 2011 when an unlocked bag belonging to a social worker was stolen from…

Because The Rules Apply To You Too!

One of Britain’s top-rated nurseries could be forced to close, leaving more than 30 families without childcare. And why? Well, because they didn’t consider the small print: Piplings is one of many businesses in Forest Hill covered by a 1938…

More Please, Faster!

Half of those claiming unemployment benefits would prefer to lose their handouts than do a stint of unpaid work. Figures show that 20 per cent of those ordered to take part in four-week community projects stop claiming immediately… Then, what…

These People Are Driving Me To Drink!

A top doctor has backed calls for a minimum price to be imposed on alcohol. Brighton and Hove director of public health Tom Scanlon said having less cheap wine, beers and spirits available would be an important step in reducing…

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…

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…

There oughtta be a law against it

Oh yes, a law. God forbid that we should sit down and think an important decision through rationally. That would never do, so having done something remarkably silly that we now regret we should demand that the state protect us…

Fantasy drugs policy

When blogging I’ve occasionally quoted from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books since they’ve always been less a fantasy series and more a series of parodies of parts of the world we actually live in, and there are often bits here…