The orange liveried easyJet airline's no-frills business model has inspired many imitators with its central idea that customers pay a low price for the basics and everything else is charged as an optional extra.Read
Local government publications are frequently held up to ridicule either for using 20 words where one will do, twisting the English language into all sorts of bureaucratic gobbledygook or simply being too dense for ordinary folk to follow.Read
In a shameless act of headline grabbing the local government secretary Eric Pickles published a list of 50 suggestions for councils to cut spending as he reduced grants to local authorities throughout the country.Read
This time last year there was a feeling that political change was on the way in Birmingham – the feeling that a referendum would deliver an elected mayor and that a Labour administration waiting in the wings would shake things up a bit.Read
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