Interactive council cuts comparator

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During  a friendly twitter exchange with Lillian Greenwood MP I discovered that my predecessor at Nottingham City Council’s award-winning energy squad, Ravi Subramanian, is still messing about with spreadsheets. This is excellent news for anyone who wants to know how Tory austerity has affected their Local Authority. It only seems to include ‘upper tier’ authorities, i.e. County and Unitary Councils but it is still a brilliant piece of work!

Here’s an example graph comparing Lincolnshire against Peterborough. It appears to show both Councils have suffered roughly similar cuts in percentage terms even though Peterborough is significantly more deprived.

For more information visit Ravi’s blog:

via Interactive council cuts comparator

Does anyone remember the days when Ministers used to resign when they got caught?

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This post is shared without amendment from kittysjones’ blog.

In my previous article, I discussed the outrageous responses that the Department for Work and Pensions minister and petty tyrant, Sarah Newton presented to Shadow Disabilities Minister Marsha De Cordova, who had once again raised the fact that the United Nations (UN) had found “grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights” in the UK. The Labour MP also […]

via Esther Mcvey forced to apologise for being conservative with the truth — Politics and Insights

See Shakey live at the #WatertonArms, DSJ, this friday!

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I am delighted to promote the Mask Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of  ‘The Comedy of Errors’. It is touring the Peterborough area from tomorrow (Crowland Abbey) but this Friday 29th June it will be performed at the wonderful Waterton Arms in Deeping St James.

Tickets are £10 and food and beer will also be available (though sadly not within the ticket price).

Last year’s performance of Macbeth at the Waterton was fabulous with twilight birds and bats adding to the atmosphere of the play. I am looking forward to Friday’s performance even more though because my beautiful and talented eldest daughter is a cast member this year.

If you want to buy tickets for the play then click here 

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here is some recycled blog roll on the issue from the Mask’s resident blogger Becky Owen Fisher

This evening’s blog comes from our renowned Abbess, Emma, who observes, very eloquently, just how much left we have to learn. We had some photos of our rehearsal yesterday, but they’re in the process of being WeTransferred, so you’ll just have to look out for those later. Time waits for no man, and it certainly […]

via Time waits for no man — Dromio, Dromio, which one are you Dromio?