Published on 25 November 2008 in Politics and Government, branding, Durham, local government, What A Council Logo Says
What does your council's logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 2, I look at Durham's council logos.
Published on 24 November 2008 in Politics and Government, branding, local government, Manchester, Tameside, What A Council Logo Says
What does your council's logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 1, I look at the area I was born in - Tameside.
Published on 12 March 2008 in Politics and Government, Pubs, beer, pubs
I'm not one for political posts normally, but sometimes you just have to ask what the hell our politicians are playing at? I'm talking about you, Alistair "Pub Killer" Darling and your insane 4p rise in excise duty on beer. That is, ladies and gentlemen, a rise of 13% in tax. At a time when the cost of a pint is increasing anyway due to higher prices in materials.
Published on 10 July 2007 in Politics and Government, politics
Ooh, getting a bit political here...
Published on 2 June 2006 in Politics and Government, politics
There's a wonderful story in the Telegraph today about how Council Tax inspectors turned up at the Big Brother set to asses whether the inmates should be paying Council Tax.
Published on 3 May 2005 in Politics and Government, Merton, politics
Some more election leaflets have come in since the last batch was reviewed. And it's new entries from Labour, the Tories, and a re-entry in the letter box, from the Greens.
Published on 29 April 2005 in Politics and Government, buses, Merton, politics
With less than a week to go before the election, you have to ponder who to vote for. Well I haven't met any of the candidates and I haven't even seen them anywhere, although Apparently the Greens did a hustings session last week. So what about literature - the stuff shoved through the door.
Published on 20 April 2005 in Life, Politics and Government, Merton, politics
Just under a month ago, I mentioned the errection of two large, metal billboards on a small patch of grass right outside Colliers Wood tube station, next to the Brown and Root Tower. And now I write again.
Published on 21 March 2005 in Politics and Government, internet, Merton, politics
So here I was, wondering whether to fax my MP about the fact that not only is Colliers Wood blighted with a huge number of billboards (I walk past at least thirteen in a ten minute walk to the tube station) but some muppet has given the goahead by the looks of it, for another two.
Published on 10 February 2005 in Politics and Government, Television, BBC News, health, television
Out of the entire BBC News at One, there was only five minutes of actual news - the rest of the programme taken up with hoardes of journalists talking about a bloody royal wedding.