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It's a no from me

Created on 19 May 2013. Posted in Our blog

... letters in that order to our collective vocabulary. I won't ask whether or not you agree as I'm a bit worried about what your answer might now be.  ...

Your local online High Street

Created on 17 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

...  As I bounced this idea off my retail-friendly better half I was asked whether this would put undue strain on local businesses as they might not be able to keep up with the process of picking and packing ...

Professional problems

Created on 14 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... an improvement partner, the consulting firm IMPOWER, but when asked whether he believed that this would fix the problems identified by the Ofsted report he sighed and said that he would believe it when ...

12 Things I learnt about podcasting

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... so long. 10. Feedback helps. A lot. Whether it’s feedback about content, about logistics or about almost anything, as long as it’s constructive or supportive it goes a long way. Early on we asked a ...

Give us a listen! New podcast episode released

Created on 27 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... clever!). 'What can I expect?' we hear you asking! Well, as this was the first ever episode there were no guests but we discussed the budget screwing local government (again), banning spitting, whether ...

The Lazy journalist index

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... and many of these requests go to over 400 authorities a time… That is over £80,000 per news story; I’ll leave you to judge whether the stories are worth the cost. These journalists no doubt do a very ...

The Freedom of ‘Lazy Journalism’ Act

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... provided for entertaining purposes. It would nottherefore include cases where food was brought in to be sold Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you tell me whether your council has undergone ...

Dear ITV

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... they work for.  If I am the sort of person who wants a 9-5 then I may very well work in an office, but whether that’s a town hall or a financial institution is irrelevant. A further bone of contention ...

The TPA strikes again

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... whether their officers are good value for money, but again they are missing the points here. We once wrote about the fact that DCLG believed that the best way for councils to measure whether or not they ...

Channel 4 show us the way

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... that is money well spent??? Channel 4 surely can’t spend the piece criticising local authorities for not tackling sickness absence (the header of the piece ‘asks whether instead of cutting councils loose, ...