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Storey sunk ...
Storey sunk

Liverpool City Council leader Mike Storey has added the last coat of paint to the revamp of the Beatles' famous Yellow Submarine. It has been in a council depot for the past three years


PFI needs proof

Renfrewshire Council has asked the government to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the private finance initiative meets best value criteria. Building work at a school in Paisley is due to start this year but officers want funding methods clarified first.


Ethnic shortfall

Anti-racist and equal opportunity policies are no guarantee that social services departments deal adequately with the needs of ethnic minority children and their families, the Social Services Inspectorate has warned. After visiting eight councils the SSI warned that such policies were not consistently implemented or sustained.


Dead stags

Tenby Town Council has called a meeting between pub owners and police to discuss a possible bar on stag and hen parties after an rise in weekend violence. Any ban would be a voluntary response to problems noticed since the west Wales town was described by a lad's magazine as the second best place to hold a stag party.


SEERA appointment

Buckinghamshire CC Conservative David Shakespeare has been elected chairman of the South East of England Regional Assembly at its first anniversary.


Staffs serves well

Staffordshire CC social services is serving some people well and is likely to improve, says a Social Services Inspectorate/Audit Commission joint review.


Stark opposition

Crewe & Nantwich BC went ahead with a plan to cull the town's problem pigeons despite a nude protest by bird-lovers.

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