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The Guardian - G2 - - Passnotes | Shorcuts -

Dar­ling­ton bor­ough coun­cil is un­der fire for sell­ing off 60 vin­tage 1970s chairs to raise £5,000 to re­fur­bish the coun­cil cham­ber, only to re­place them with a new set that cost £17,000. Most of the orig­i­nal seats, de­signed by Peter Hoyte, went for £100 each on eBay; a re­stored pair sub­se­quently turned up on an an­tiques web­site for £7,500.

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