We don’t help people when we do it for them; but by helping them to help themselves.
It should be made a specific criminal offence. Our pets are not the same as a replaceable object.
For five years, he has pleaded poverty, passed blame, and avoided responsibility, instead of delivering for Londoners.
Plus: Waltham Forest’s proposed “consultancy support for a strategic reset” sounds like something from David Brent.
As the Mayor, I will keep taxes low, stop a congestion charge, support business and the police, and deliver the new Northern Forest.
Stuart Coster: There is anger from the editors of real local newspapers at the fake versions from the Lib Dems
The idea of this dishonest campaigning is clearly to fool people into thinking they are reading dispassionate journalistic reports.
All three contests took place in Torfaen. In one of them, Labour gained a seat from an independent.
Simon Cooke: Local authorities must offer high pay to recruit chief executives who are up to the job
Councils with poor management and leadership need to recruit the best people to senior roles to sort out their failings.
Ross Mackinnon: Tougher penalties for illegal encampments will come as a relief to private landowners
Every summer, we face the intimidation, criminal damage, and economic costs. Then the environmental clean-up operations are required.
It is by no means the only offender. Such payments show the wrong priorities and are dubious associations.
Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
John Bald: How many pupils start secondary school unable to read properly? The truth is we don’t know.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
In Epping Forest new developments are ‘community-led’. We are championing a right to shared ownership.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.