Archives for June 2014

“A Right – Not a Fight”

 I have just been to see those wonderful people who run Foxes Academy in Minehead.  It is a place that does a great deal of good for the local community and, in particular, all those young people who pass through its doors.  It is a special place offering special help, and it deserves support. …
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Lest We Forget

I was proud to attend the formal unveiling of Watchet's War Memorial on Saturday. Many local people have worked very hard indeed so that the town can permanently honour  58 residents who lost their lives in two world wars.  The design for the memorial was inspired by the sketches of a Watchet …
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Can this man win peace?

Petro Poroshenko is a big man in every sense. He makes his Russian counterpart look small. He made a fortune in the confectionery trade and is now President of Ukraine - that sprawling nation on Russia's border that Vladimir Putin is so unwilling to forget. Hundreds have died in the struggle between …
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Flag it Up!

Exmoor National Park is 60  this year! Among the imaginative celebrations is a competition to design the ideal Exmoor flag.  It is a fine idea. Entries have to be in by July 21st and anyone can take part! Well almost anyone! The winning design for a flag could become a lasting symbol of the moor and …
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Bridgwater to Brazil?

For those of you with time to spare and deep pockets for the journey - enjoy the beautiful games! For all of you with a mobile phone in your pocket, take care.  Calling home from Brazil may cost a packet. This helpful advice has just been issued by the UK phone regulator OFCOM Tell your …
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After the floods……

      This is how it was     This is how it is now RESIDENTS of Moorland received a Royal visit when the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived yesterday. But Moorland is a very different place from the waterlogged scenes that everyone suffered at the height of the floods. Prince Edward and his …
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