Archives for June 2016

One more day in June……

We woke up this morning to a suddenly altered political world. The referendum results (close as the two sides were) showed a majority in favour of leaving the EU. I believe we must respect that viewpoint and work towards a sensible arrangement with europe for the future. They will still want to sell …
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One day in June……

.....and I don't mean the EU Referendum! Two days after the voting I will be celebrating Armed Forces Day - a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.  It is sometimes far too easy to …
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Copper Bottomed IBM? – not any more!

In 2007 the wife of the serving Police Chief Constable, Colin Port, was working for Somerset County Council. She was one of the main architects of a joint venture with IBM called South West One. This new company promised to save its partners a fortune. Somerset and Taunton Deane signed up at once. …
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EU Voter Registration Fiasco

I smell a plot – and a very nasty odour it leaves in my nostrils. At midnight on Tuesday the deadline for registering your right to vote in the EU Referendum expired. Or at least it was supposed to. We had been warned about the strict time limit for weeks. The Electoral Commission (set up and …
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A word in your ear…

I will never reveal anything said to me in confidence. You can safely talk to me about anything in private - within reason!! But Millie the Meerkat doesn't have a problem at all. In fact anything but. She lives (blissfully happy) at Tropiquaria my wonderful local zoo. And for the past week she has …
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