Jayesh Patel, Classic News (as mentioned in the preceding story) asked me: “Could you put in your next report that we do not need to renew our personal off licence, any more? Many of the licences will be expiring soon.”

As I pointed out to Jayesh I did cover this in a previous issue (8 May: Couldn’t run a p*** up) but it is worth mentioning again. Some councils didn’t seem to catch on that Home Office guidelines now say you don’t need to renew at all. Spread the word.