Squirrel fever

The Local Government Association's communications team was given a headache last week, as a survey by Mischief PR (for client Esure) received blanket coverage.

Cheeky squirrel
Cheeky squirrel

It found that household reports of wasps have risen by 39 per cent, squirrels by 23 per cent and rats by 12 per cent since the introduction of fortnightly rubbish collections. But The Guardian's Ben Goldacre dismissed the survey in his Bad Science column.

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