My sympathies to the elderly residents of Rockingham Close in Birdwell, a sheltered housing association run by Guinness Northern Counties.
The residents had rather a lack lustre Christmas party in the communal area this year, because the health and safety gestapo ordered them to take down their decorations.
Seemingly they were not fire resistant.
Rather odd really, because in previous years the residents were allowed to put up decorations.
Guinness Northern Counties contend that the advice that was "meant to be given" was that the decorations could stay up during the party, but had to be removed after.
Ah, how odd that this only comes to light after the media pick the story up!
Those of you with relatively agile brains may have spotted that an alternative, and simple, solution would have been for Guinness Northern Counties to buy some fire retardant decorations.
Too obvious though?
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts