"Another council moves to three-weekly rubbish collection. Claims move won't encourage vermin"
"Oldham Council has become the latest to cut bin collections to once every three weeks, raising fears of rats and other vermin."Following the lead of several other Greater Manchester councils, it is reducing the collection of general waste to try and save £1.5 million a year in landfill costs."...'Due to government funding cuts over the last few years Oldham Council has had to change the way our frontline services work. These changes to our waste collection service are the latest but we are confident they will continue to provide value for money,' says councillor Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives."...'Over the next two years the council needs to make £37 million worth of savings. Making these changes will help avoid further costs putting even more pressure on the council's budget. Doing nothing is not an option.'..."
"Europe's growing army of robot workers could be classed as "electronic persons" and their owners liable to paying social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the realities of a new industrial revolution."