This has not been the easiest of weeks to be a politician. Even by the rough-and-tumble standards of Westminster, the flak has come thick and fast. Some of the accusations have been justified. Others less so. But away from the fray and the front-page headlines, one local story caught my eye that brought back happy memories.
It concerned a couple who are being taken to court by Wolverhampton City Council under the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill for allegedly making their neighbour's life a misery. No, not because they had been throwing all-night parties or allowing their children to run amok, but because they had failed to keep their leylandii hedge in check.
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