Archives for May 2016

Hail to the Chief?

Avon & Somerset Constabulary seems to be very unlucky when it comes to Chief Constables - and that is putting it mildly. Mr Colin Port and his wife dragged the force into South West One, that disastrous outsourcing venture which cost council tax payers a fortune. Then, on the very day the new …
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A week worth remembering

Ian Liddell-Grainger

Tomorrow marks the start of Dementia Awareness week - a chance for us all to remind ourselves what this debilitating condition is all about, how it can be looked after and how the relatives and carers of those who suffer can also be helped. I am a keen supporter of the work of The Alzheimer's …
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New nuclear college gets £15million

We knew it was coming, but now its official - the new National College for Nuclear will be granted fifteen million pounds by the Government. This will pay for new buildings and equipment. Additional funding of £3million is coming from the SW Local Enterprise Partnership and £4.5million will be …
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Time to get bidding!

Visit England has a great big fund to help promote tourism. It amounts to around £40million - and the rush to get bids in for the first round begins today. I urge all tourist interests to read up on the details and try to prove what we locals know already - that our part of Somerset offers the very …
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Save our bees

Readers will not be surprised to learn that I am a fan of the Bee. My wife gets me out in the garden whenever she can. We live on the fringe of Exmoor and we are both great lovers of nature. So I was already well aware of the concern that has been widely voiced about the potential threat to bees …
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Meet Laurel and Hardy

The Broadband fiasco is overdue for action. In my opinion CDS (Connecting Devon and Somerset) has done a second rate job of getting the rural parts wired up. I want a full debate in the House and yesterday in these exchanges with the Leader of the House I think we may be getting somewhere. John Hart …
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