Russ the Fuss 1043
Bash the Bishop 1046

Age Concern 1048
Wonderland 1 1049

Winter Warmer 1051
Marty Pants 1058

Tory's Too 1063
Ah Sole 1068

Aidan Abetting 1073
Wonderland 2 1077

Doncaster Races 1079
Cherie on Top 1082

Educashun Newz 1092
Car Wars 1093

Awards 2003 1096
Eye Earner 1099

Cole not Dole 1102
Corden Blue 1106

Dole not Cole 1102
School's Out 1111

Rule of Law 1116
Awards 2004 1123

Grovelling 1134
Fiddlers Free 1127

Regeneration Game 1147

Donny Déjà Vu 1151
School's Out 2 1152

Rave On 1153

Beyond The Law 1169
Tal Story 1170

Wragge Head 1172
Riches To Wragges 1174

Awards 2006 1175
Winter's Tale 1176



Doncaster's new £140,000-a-year managing director Susan Law got off to a good start in the "Beacon of Sleaze" by claiming £1,500 interview expenses. Well she did have to come from South Africa, even if not in economy class.


The appointment of Law's former colleague from her days on Adelaide city council, Peter dale, as £105,000 executive director of development looks likely to stir more controversy - and that's before the little matter of relocation costs kicks in.


The dynamic duo's task is to deliver Mayor Winter's seven "transformational goals": the "Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield International Airport"; the new Doncaster Transport Interchange; a new performance venue; a new stadium; the Lakeside development; the racecourse and Doncaster Education City (Eyes passin). Great vision. Pity the money isn't there. One of Law's first acts has been to freeze all council budgets. And the council's record of financial mis-management is so dire as to nobble such ventures before they start.


Only this month the £50m Earth Centre environmental project closed its doors after five years with dozens of redundancies. The trustees are handing the project over to the council, which is a bit odd given that the council has had a serious input into the centre from the start through its nominees. One of the few beneficiaries of the project in real terms was a consultancy owned and led by, er, Martin Winter, now the elected mayor of Doncaster. 


Private Eye No.1116 1st Oct 2004



Leading by Example Award goes to Doncaster

Mayor Martin Winter, who took his children out of school to attend the Glastonbury pop festival shortly after his education director had written a letter to parents scolding those who took their kids on family holidays in term time.

Private Eye No.1123 7th Jan 2005