Mating peacocks have been “causing mayhem” with all night noise and attacks on cars in an otherwise sleepy village in County Durham.
The people of Ushaw Moor say as many as 30 peacocks and peahens have been scratching the paint work on cars with their claws and beaks when they see their reflections and [...]
I thought we’d start Hinterland with a populist story this week – reminiscent of John Major’s cone hotline. Do we really believe allowing councils to pull down signs will save £30 million???!!:
On 22 April new powers to tear down pointless road signs that are an eyesore and distract drivers will be given to [...]
I think there are a lot of unintended and tricky consequences to flow from the new living wage. Here’s a public sector flavoured one:
A Government website has been forced to remove a set of graduate job vacancies which did not meet its own recent National Living Wage (NLW) requirements.
Careers advice site, Graduate [...]
I like this opinion piece. I used to get heartily sick in local government of civil servants making judgements about whether the council should be allowed to do this that or the other, many of whom had no experience of delivering anything themselves. It turns the tables and gives those negotiating devolution packages a [...]
Good news from the RPA:
Bridging payments will be made to the 10% of farmers yet to receive their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money in recognition of the cash flow pressures they are facing, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced. Speaking at the NFU Council in Kenilworth, RPA chief executive Mark Grimshaw [...]
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