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Rapscallion Magazine Film Review: No Time to Die is over long and lacks humour as an aging Daniel Craig finally bows out from the role of James Bond
By October 10, 2021 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine Film Review: No Time to Die is over long and lacks humour as an aging Daniel Craig finally bows out from the role of James Bond

Over long, ponderous and difficult to follow at times. In fact, there’s lots of time to die in No Time To Die, as the latest Bond movie stretched out at two hours and forty three minutes – and with the adverts for local garages and soft furnishing establishments three hours or more. At least the […]

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AGENDA WEST NEWS: One of Britain’s big beasts of construction has gone bust – NMCN enters administration leaving suppliers in the lurch and 1,700 out of work
By October 10, 2021 Read More →

AGENDA WEST NEWS: One of Britain’s big beasts of construction has gone bust – NMCN enters administration leaving suppliers in the lurch and 1,700 out of work

Shock as construction firm founded in 1947 goes bust The Nottinghamshire based NMCN engineering and construction giant has gone bust and have entered into administration with Grant Thornton in charge of seeking solutions to the collapsed firm. It leaves debts of more than £40m, suppliers and contractors wondering if they will get paid along with […]

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BATH VOICE FEATURE: when criminals were executed in the city’s prison (and their ghostly cries may still be heard in Grove Street and Caledonia Road)
By October 6, 2021 Read More →

BATH VOICE FEATURE: when criminals were executed in the city’s prison (and their ghostly cries may still be heard in Grove Street and Caledonia Road)

When Bath had a prison and executed criminals By Harry Mottram. It’s an uncomfortable truth but until 1868 convicted criminals could be executed by hanging in public.The last man to die this way was Michael Barret, an Irish Republican who was hung outside Newgate Prison in London in front of around 2,000 people who taunted […]

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Bath Voice: What’s on in Bath in October
By October 1, 2021 Read More →

Bath Voice: What’s on in Bath in October

Fri 1 Oct. Rondo Theatre Larkhall. Waiting For Hamlet. Comedy based on Shakespeare’s play.Fri 1 Oct. Bath Festival: Patti Smith and Band. The Forum.Fri 1-Sat 2 Oct. Magic Show. Bath Ale House, York Street. No rabbits appearing from top hats – instead, some of the world’s top magicians will perform astonishing tricks making you laugh, […]

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BATH VOICE NEWS: Think Bath is posh? Think again. Like any city there are hundreds of properties are in a desperate state of repair with problems of damp, decay and anti-social problems
By September 21, 2021 Read More →

BATH VOICE NEWS: Think Bath is posh? Think again. Like any city there are hundreds of properties are in a desperate state of repair with problems of damp, decay and anti-social problems

Many of Twerton’s social housing is outdated and is in need to be replaced or updated.“People don’t like to live in flats on the whole,” said Councillor Tim Ball the Lib Dem representative for Twerton. “We have a lot of housing blocks in Twerton and many are old and worn out and we need to […]

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Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields
By September 16, 2021 Read More →

Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields

Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields By Harry Mottram. Volunteers have mowed the last of the five fields on Lyncombe Hill to complete the first phase of restoring the pastures to become wild flower meadows. Organiser Anita Breeze said: “The volunteers have been mowing the North […]

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AXBRIDGE REVIEW: latest issue of the magazine is out (if a little late!)
By September 15, 2021 Read More →

AXBRIDGE REVIEW: latest issue of the magazine is out (if a little late!)

By Harry Mottram. This is the third issue of Axbridge Review which I compile from events and organisations I’m involved with in the town and from newspapers I edit in Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare. I hope it is of interest and as yet is free online – but not yet in print. I may go […]

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BATH VOICE NEWS: Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront)
By September 14, 2021 Read More →

BATH VOICE NEWS: Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront)

Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront) By Harry Mottram. The late 60s and early 1970s was seen as a golden age of counterculture in Bath as bands, artists, poets and actors emerged to bring vibrant creative life to the city with an energy whose legacy continues […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF FROM BATH VOICE: Bees, birds and the cat killer
By September 9, 2021 Read More →

NEWS IN BRIEF FROM BATH VOICE: Bees, birds and the cat killer

News in brief Tufa Field: Pictured is a photo taken of a bird of prey at the de facto nature reserve of Tufa Field off Englishcombe Lane. Residents have fought a long campaign to keep the field free from development as it provides a green lung linking the woods above the field to the residential area […]

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Bath Voice Magazine: New writing and new performers at The Rondo Theatre
By September 8, 2021 Read More →

Bath Voice Magazine: New writing and new performers at The Rondo Theatre

News from The Rondo Theatre. By Harry Mottram. Bath is blessed with several theatres although until recently they were dark with nothing happening due to Covid-19. Each is unique carving out a particular programme – for the Rondo Theatre in Larkhall the emphasis is on new writing and new productions.After a long period with nothing […]

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