The council slams Newcastle Utd for a sponsorship deal with Wonga – only to learn that its own pension fund invests in the payday lenders too.
Tory mayor Nick Martin, whose charities include one for disabled people, faces a vote of no-confidence for his unpleasant remarks about the disabled.
The out-of-touch Tory deputy leader who thinks ‘basic, simple’ jobs carry a salary of £50,000 to £80,000.
When is an incinerator not an incinerator? When a crafty council tries to sneak it into an eco park and call it a ‘gasifier’.
The Labour councillor who pleaded guilty to benefit fraud… but doesn’t have to stand down because she wasn’t jailed for three months or more.
The Labour mayor gives disabled children and their parents an early Christmas present… by closing a popular local respite centre.