Archives for November 2016

Vaccination? I’m signed up

Meningitis is a hideous and invasive medical enemy - for all of us. It can strike suddenly and cause appalling problems, sometimes even death. The hazards should never be underestimated. That is why I am keen to support the campaign launched by Meningitis Now to make a real improvement in the …
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The Angus Aftermath

It is only natural to be worried when it rains like it has rained in the past few days. Storm Angus saw our river levels rising fast and put some of the renewed emergency pumps on the Somerset Levels under considerable strain. Fortunately the warnings are back down to "amber" today, but there is no …
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“Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics”

A great British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, is responsible for the quotation that introduces this item. It is especially relevant today as Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils tread down the dangerous path of a merger. They boast that it will provide extraordinary savings. But much of the …
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Coffee?

It may not be the most fashionable headgear, but if you are at the controls of DJ Miles elaborate machines in their splendid plant at Minehead you have to dress the part. Miles is celebrating twenty successful years with an attractive array of new packaging. They asked me to pop in and meet the team …
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Be prepared

Ian Liddell-Grainger

It is, I'm afraid, that unpredictable time of year when the weather can prove to be our worst enemy and the rains often fall with unremitting force. Having lived through several tragic floods and fought for proper investment in dredging I am determined that everything which needs doing should be …
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