Humour

  • Companies’ show of Force

    26 April 2017

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…


  • Gerry’s definitely not here

    26 April 2017

    Twitter gaffes are 10-a-penny nowadays, but North Norfolk DC did perform a fairly spectacular one last week.


  • DCLG’s Royal appointment

    26 April 2017

    The country is currently in the chaotic grip of General Election and Brexit fever. But there is one event that would surely blow these out of the water - the death of the Queen.


  • 4 Wheel Drive Woman on Eric Pickles

    26 April 2017

    Gosh, Tarquin, this talk of a General Election is absolutely exhausting.


  • Blue sky thinking

    20 April 2017

    The ongoing battle over council boundaries is likely to be put on the back burner for a while after the calling of a General Election.


  • Almost a shore thing

    20 April 2017

    Redbridge LBC, being a hundred miles or so from the nearest sea, is not exactly renowned for its maritime activity.


  • It’s more than a feline

    20 April 2017

    Diary had not previously heard of a morale officer before so our whiskers twitched when we heard Tewkesbury Town Council had one.


  • 4 Wheel Drive Woman on . . . the General Election

    20 April 2017

    No Tarquin, a snap election doesn’t mean it is exactly the same as last time.


  • ’Stow many opportunities

    11 April 2017

    Diary hears whispers that Waltham Forest LBC chief executive, Martin Esom, is keen to make more of his area’s links to 1990s boyband East 17.


  • It’s McFloatface mania

    11 April 2017

    News reaches Diary of another twist in the long-running saga of the public naming of the Isle of Wight’s Floating Bridge Number One.


  • Without reservation

    11 April 2017

    Let’s face it, nothing winds up members of staff and junior officers more than their bosses’ reserved car parking spaces.


  • Norway calling

    05 April 2017

    Diary is always impressed by the breadth of information that goes into writing council reports.


  • White Van Man on . . . the NHS

    05 April 2017

    So finally the geezer who runs the health service has come clean and told us what we already know which is that you can forget being treated in A&E within four hours or whatever and you can’t get a hip replacement until your real one has dropped off.


  • Omnipresent Osborne

    05 April 2017

    Former chancellor-turned-Jack-of-all-trades George Osborne is seemingly on a mission to simultaneously hold every job in the world.


  • Corridors of power: Article 50

    29 March 2017

    Oh dear, the prime minister’s timetable has slipped and she has invoked Article 50 on 1 April …


  • It’s time to play

    29 March 2017

    Diary brings you news of two local government competitions this week.


  • The hole truth

    29 March 2017

    Peterborough City Council found itself tabloid fodder this week due to a man and his damaged Ferrari.


  • White Van Man on . . . triggering Article 50

    22 March 2017

    So the starting gun’s been fired and we’re off and out as far away from bleeding Brussels as we can.


  • Skeleton crew

    22 March 2017

    Upon receiving a press release on the ‘bones of Croydon,’ Diary assumed it was referencing the remnants of chicken wings outside grime sensation Stormzy’s favourite fast food outlet, Morley’s.


  • Who are you?

    22 March 2017

    Diary knows a thing or two about local government, knows exactly how councillors tick and, between you and this page, doesn’t mind a bit of role play.