A leaflet from Birmingham City Council thanking residents for recycling actually carried a picture of Birmingham, Alabama - a fine city, no doubt, but not significantly responsible for recycling in Birmingham, UK. Rather than putting their hands up and admitting a schoolboy error, a council spokesman guffed that
So there were no pictures of Birmingham to symbolically represent Birmingham, then? There's nothing in the stock photo section to stop a designer trawling the web instead?
The picture on the leaflet is meant to symbolically represent an urban area.
Or are the Tories just ashamed of Birmingham?
By the way, Mike - our city is shown in the top picture, in case you'd forgot.