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 … [Read more...] about Time to get bidding!
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 … [Read more...] about Save our bees
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 … [Read more...] about Meet Laurel and Hardy
The Rural Payments Agency is not the most popular body among many of my farmers. The systems it operates in order to assess and make Basic Farm Payments has been widely and rightly criticised - but has improved. However some complex … [Read more...] about Rural Payments Agency Hotline
The Office of Communications, watchdog for the industry, has come up with an internet tool to tell you. Naturally you will need access to the internet to use the tool, which might prove to be a severe problem in some parts of this … [Read more...] about How bad is YOUR broadband?