Archives for September 2015

Spot the fake fireman

(I'm the one in the white helmet!) They get together for hard training every Thursday night at Porlock. And now they have a new machine with which to hone their skills - a Rapid Intervention Vehicle. It costs less, is cheaper to run and operates best in smaller stations where flexibility is vital. I …
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Sat Nav errors? Time to change the law

Sat Nav is a very clever thing - but only when it works properly. I am plagued with complaints about lorries getting stuck on roads far too narrow to accommodate them, lorries heading up mountains, across fields and even into rivers. It is very easy to blame the box on the dashboard, but I think …
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Jobs at stake

Bad news I fear.Two significant local companies are threatening to shut their doors. There are at least 250 jobs at risk. Wansborough Mill, the biggest employer in Watchet (176 jobs), is owned by D S Smith, a vast packaging empire. Wansborough may be a mainstay for the West Somerset economy but D S …
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