Rise of the robots?
Chatbots are predicted to massively increase the relevance of local councils to the average millennial.
Savings don't stop cavings
Ex-communities secretary Eric Pickles is soon to be elevated to join his House of Lords chums, heralding a new chapter in his political career.
There was a recent moment of drama in the chamber at Birmingham City Council – well, more than usual – when a ceremonial clanger was highlighted.
Joined up policy? Leaf it out
As an architect of Brexit, Michael Gove has a knack for knowing when to exploit an opportunity – that woeful and failed leadership bid aside, obviously.
The end of a beautiful relationship
It’s always sad, not to mention slightly awkward, when a couple finds themselves going their separate ways after the end of a relationship.
Cuts keep the peace between councils
Social media can be a fractious place at the best of times.
Click me baby one more time
Everybody’s inboxes are currently packed with emails urging them to opt in, sign up or re-register, spurred by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Plotting to increase recycling
If, like Diary, you’re inundated with all manner of leaflets and flyers landing on your doormat every morning, spare a thought for the poor people of the Isle of Wight.
Council helps couple get married
Windsor and Maidenhead RLBC was tasked with accommodating more than 100,000 visitors who turned out for the royal wedding at the weekend.
The Yorkshire village of Chickenley sounds like a perfect fit for a homeless cockerel, if you ask Diary.
Should we trust the survey on trust?
If you want to be popular don’t become a politician is the message from the latest Veracity Index into the professions the public most trust.
Royally good show
Local government is well-known for its love of a good acronym.
Pickles for Strictly?
These days secretaries of state at Marsham Street barely have time to gather their thoughts before they are catapulted to another part of Whitehall.
Whitehall speed dating
Diary is a bit old-fashioned when it comes to dating.
Reckless is more
Diary has been known to indulge in some reckless behaviour now and again.
Wanna hook up?
Council press teams are used to being reactive on Twitter, but how would your local authority respond to a mysterious suitor asking if it wanted to ‘hook up’?
While Lib Dem and Labour politicos don’t always see eye-to-eye, the parties’ spokespeople on local government have found common ground.
Gloria parks up at Marsham Street
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is not a great place for celeb spotters to lurk.
Sir Steve's parting victory
Lewisham is sometimes a forgotten part of London, being one of the worst-served by public transport parts of the capital.
Diary is well aware of Government’s innately cautious stance to pretty much everything.