I don't have anything nice to say about the top local story. So I'm not going to say it. John things well.
In the meantime the Government's plans for our forests are in disarray, it turns out that the Conservatives have doubled the proportion of their money coming from the city in the last few years and - in an unrelated move - George Osborne fails to sort out banker's bonuses and 88 Lidbem council leaders sign a letter saying they think that the government's cuts are too far too fast. But not ours.
I'll be at the school gate this afternoon getting more signatures for the Whitley Excellence Cluster petition