Have just heard a rather amusing tale of Government incompetence on a geographical scale. Apparently the Department for Communities and Local Government paid an award of £2.5 million to the wrong Newcastle.
The money was meant to be a reward for promoting local firms, and was given to Newcastle Under-Lyme council in Staffordshire instead of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council in Northumberland. Under-Lyme was only meant to get £600,000 and they've been asked to pay the difference back.
That's what happens when geography is not compulsory anymore I guess!