June 2010


June 30, 2010 // 3 Comments

HATS off to the National Union of Journalists this evening! Good work for reviving the Regional Press Awards today, picking up where the Press Gazette left off. It [...]

Cllr Gio?

June 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

FROGNAL and Fitzjohns. Safe Conservative seat? If that follows, step forward Councillor Giovanni Spinella. He was beaten in Fortune Green by the Lib Dems in May but it would [...]

Hold the front page

June 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

FOLLOWING on from Pickles and Keith Moffitt’s question for tonight’s meeting at the Town Hall on the content of council newspapers, there are strong suggestions [...]

Daily rate: £1,300 a day

June 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

THERE’S an interesting tug-of-war going on between a member of the public identified only as Mirrorball and Newham Council’s Freedom of Information team about how [...]

One council I know

June 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

LIB Dem councillor Chris Naylor shames but does not name a local authority with a fatty back office in a deliciously spiky letter published in yesterday’s Independent: [...]

Punchy planners

June 24, 2010 // 2 Comments

PLANNING officers were having a tough time tonight when I popped in for an hour to eyeball the post-election committee for the first time. Their recommendations were being [...]