Cash-strapped council pay £1million for ‘slinky’ sculpture eye-sore
12 Sep
2011
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A CASH-STRAPPED council have been criticised for ‘wasting’ GBP1 million on an ‘eyesore’ sculpture which has been likened to a cow’s spine and a ‘massive slinky spring’. Shropshire Council – who are cutting jobs in a bid to save GBP30 million – have so far spent over a million pounds on the project to erect [...]

‘Keep Claer’
6 Aug
2011
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‘Keep Claer’ »

BLUNDERING council workers have been left red-faced after making a glaring mistake when painting these new road markings. For it seems a road painter was particularly careless after a Keep Clear instruction ended up rather garbled. Much to the embarrassment of the local authority, the vowels are jumbled, leaving the instruction “Keep Claer” in large [...]

A council has spent more than £2000 on hotel stays and credit cards
1 Jun
2011
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A council has spent more than £2000 on hotel stays and credit cards »

A LAVISH council paid for a washing machine, dining chairs and a GBP2,006 stay at a hotel using taxpayer-funded credit cards, it has emerged. Walsall Council in the West Midlands spent GBP28,997.33 on credit cards in 2010-11, according to new figures on their use for items above GBP500. Information released under the Freedom of Information [...]

Pensioner at loggerheads with council over 14ft weeds
11 May
2011
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Pensioner at loggerheads with council over 14ft weeds »

WITH the current hot weather and heavy rain making weeds a talking point for any homeowner – spare a thought for this pensioner who is having to deal with gigantic 14FT knotweed engulfing his house and back garden. Frail Joe Halford is at loggerheads with his local authority since the enormous weeds made his garden [...]

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