After last night’s Have I Got News For You

I’ve updated the gender balance spreadsheet again. The figures now are:

  • 23.26% of guests overall and 23.81% of guests this series are women.
  • 22.78% of guest hosts overall and 2 out of 7 this season are women.
  • Last night’s show was the second in a row to feature a female guest.
  • Baroness Trumpington is the oldest guest the show has had, and (according to Wikipedia) also the oldest ever female minister.
  • I thought it was quite a good edition last night. It was a bit slow to start, but Jack Whitehall found his feet as host after a while and both guests got to contribute and be funny.

    Castle Ward planning applications, up to 30th November

    A day later than normal, but just one this week:

    122030: Change of use from office to hotel, North Station Road

    Please note that I am a member of the Council’s Planning Committee for this municipal year. This means that I’m required to act in a ‘quasi-judicial’ manner with regard to applications before the Committee and as such, can’t make comments in favour or against planning applications as I may then have pre-judged them before they come to Committee. I can give advice on planning issues and what to do if you have a comment or objection. However, my ward colleagues Bill Frame and Jo Hayes aren’t members of the Committee, so they’re free to comment as they wish.