Archives for July 2015

Farmers show their strength

It is something of a major achievement to persuade 600 busy farmers from all over Somerset to come to Bridgwater on a sultry July evening - but that is exactly what happened last night at the Sedgemoor Livestock market. I was there too -  to watch what happened, assess the mood and show solidarity …
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The quest for a cure

The plight of those who suffer with blood cancer is serious. The bravery of people affected is beyond question. The search for a cure must go on. I have much sympathy for the cause which is highlighted so effectively by the Anthony Nolan Bone Cancer charity. I will certainly read their latest report …
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No gain, just pain

This picture (of a fictitious front page) was part of an over-hyped IBM push to win  business for South West One, the disastrous joint venture with Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane and Avon and Somerset Police. Needless to say no new business was ever forthcoming.  Too many fingers were …
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Flood Re – latest progress

Today the essential legal structure to get Flood Re up and running was laid before Parliament. Flood Re is a collaboration between the insurance industry and the Government and will cap the insurance of home owners in flood-prone areas to £210 a year for Council Tax "Band A" homes to £540 a year for …
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