Flooding and how to manage it

Here in Worcester we’re used to flooding. However, exceptional floods in 2000, 2007, 2012 (wettest year on record) and now 2014 (wettest winter on record) tell us more about our changing climate than attempts by Eric Pickles to blame the flooding on the...

The future of local government

We appear to be reaching a point at which local authorities either need to make a stand, or roll over and die. We are heading, unknowingly, towards a future where local government has  no budget and no decision-making powers. With the expectation that councils will...