Archive for April 14th, 2010

The rent on No. 16 has gone up by a shocking 70-odd percent above the RPI. But since it’s gone from £4 to £7 a year I think we can stomach that. Looking at the price of fruit and veg in the Co-op this evening I think we’ll save that on our first crop of the year.

No so lucky are the residents of nearby Middlesbrough where the (presumably cash-strapped) Council tried to raise rents from £32 to £104 a year. Cue outrage. Mayor Ray Mallon has agreed to look at the rents afresh. Story here.


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‘Triceratops poo’. So far we have used horse and organic cow manure but of anyone has a pile of Triceratops horridus manure, we’d be happy to give it a go on No. 16/

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