COUNCIL bosses in Wigan have been asked to explain what plans they have to defend the town from an attack by dragons.

The request for details of the council’s dragon defences was just one of the bizarre cases dealt with by officers this year in a bizarre freedom of information request.

Council bosses are now calling on time-wasters to think twice about burdening the cash-strapped local authority with unnecessary requests.

Reported by Wigan Today. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.