The day after county councillors discussed cutting millions from the authority’s budget over the next two years, its cabinet members are on a £4,000 training course at the world famous Elstree studios.
When you look at the statistics about the number and type of incidents that have required emergency calls to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service over the last 20 years, it is difficult to argue against the claim that the organisation needs to be reformed.
This week’s politics has been dominated by the debate about tax credits and the fallout from the House of Lords’ decision to effectively pull the handbrake on the government’s attempt to cut what amounts to a benefit to the working poor.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne attracted all the headlines at the Tory party conference this week when he announced that councils would be able to set and spend business rates – instead of being a conduit for the government.
There was a bit of a brouhaha this week after Mick McCarthy told his star striker, Daryl Murphy, who scored a hat trick at Rotherham at the weekend after a long dry spell, to ‘leave your sister at home’ in future.