Sunday shortie.

You may recollect my series ‘Nope. Don’t want to live there’ from a few years back. It was an alphabetical partwork, and appeared on a weekly basis.

Here’s an addition. Melbourne in Derbyshire. Apparently the good burghers of this middle class enclave do not report drug crimes to the police for fear of knocking several gees off their property prices. Unfortunately a local old bill spilled the beans inadvertently, and the news went national.

Two things. We now know this rural idyll has a drugs problem. That’s a PR mistake, isn’t it? And if I were a skaghead looking for somewhere to jack up in peace, I’d be on the bus from Derby a few miles away. Also a bit of a PR disaster, and almost certainly not the intended effect.