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Bath Voice Theatre Reviews: it may be cold outside but it’s a hothouse inside the Mission Theatre with the Next Stage Theatre’s production of Pinter’s lesser-known play set in an ‘institution’
By November 30, 2021 Read More →

Bath Voice Theatre Reviews: it may be cold outside but it’s a hothouse inside the Mission Theatre with the Next Stage Theatre’s production of Pinter’s lesser-known play set in an ‘institution’

Review of The Hothouse Set in an unnamed institution which we presume is an old-style asylum dating from before the reforms of the 1970s and 1980s Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse is both a period piece and a morality tale. Director Bob Constantine’s production of the play in the Mission Theatre in Bath faithfully portrays the dark comedy […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: UK manufacturing and print industries – more than a third of businesses are close to insolvency as costs mount
By November 29, 2021 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: UK manufacturing and print industries – more than a third of businesses are close to insolvency as costs mount

The Times has reported on research from trade group Make UK and RSM accounts that around 40% of British firms surveyed reported they were close to tipping into a financial crisis or insolvency. The reasons given included debt and rising costs. Prices from manufacturers of animal feed for agriculture has seen inflation over 20% according to […]

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BATH VOICE THEATRE REVIEWS: Rondo Theatre Company’s production of Terence Rattigan’s Deep Blue Sea successfully combines the gloom of post war Britain with the damaged lives of those who took part
By November 25, 2021 Read More →

BATH VOICE THEATRE REVIEWS: Rondo Theatre Company’s production of Terence Rattigan’s Deep Blue Sea successfully combines the gloom of post war Britain with the damaged lives of those who took part

Deep Blue Sea, Review Not so much a kitchen sink drama rather a living room theatrical in dreary depressed post war London where Hester Collier’s attempted suicide unleashes emotions in her and in the people in her life. Andrew Fletcher’s production of Terence Rattigan’ 1952 play, The Deep Blue Sea, in Bath’s Rondo Theatre is a […]

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SOUTH BRISTOL VOICE FEATURE: Red Star Bedminster FC: how it all began back in 1987
By November 25, 2021 Read More →

SOUTH BRISTOL VOICE FEATURE: Red Star Bedminster FC: how it all began back in 1987

By Jon Stephens: They called themselves Red Star Bedminster – after Red Star Belgrade – not the Post Office. It all started in October 1987 when myself and Mark Newman – we were friends who had recently moved to Bristol from Durham – met up to think about having a kick-about on a new artificial […]

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Agenda West Business News: The man who had his business Buy My Debt closed down by the Insolvency Service ‘in the public interest’ is back again with a new company
By November 25, 2021 Read More →

Agenda West Business News: The man who had his business Buy My Debt closed down by the Insolvency Service ‘in the public interest’ is back again with a new company

ICSM on firms in debt and thinking of liquidating Phillip Allingan of the former firm Buy My Debt that was closed down ‘in the public interest’ in 2011 has set up a new business called Should I Liquidate? A sales email seen by ICSM from the business asks: “Did you know it is possible to liquidate your Limited […]

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AGENDA WEST: Suspicions grow as ‘sharks’ offer ‘get out of jail free’ cards to desperate businesses looking ‘to dump debt’ including bounce back loans and CBILS
By November 24, 2021 Read More →

AGENDA WEST: Suspicions grow as ‘sharks’ offer ‘get out of jail free’ cards to desperate businesses looking ‘to dump debt’ including bounce back loans and CBILS

Beware the promises: to knowingly dump debts is potentially illegal Did you know it is possible to liquidate a limited company, dump all the debts and carry on in business through a new company with no debts? It sounds a tempting prospect but in reality ‘doing a phoenix’ is not as simple as that and […]

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South Bristol Voice Theatre Review: From Ealing to Severn Beach we all want to stay on Mr and Mrs Brimble’s farm in The Ministry of Entertainment’s story of wartime evacuees
By November 24, 2021 Read More →

South Bristol Voice Theatre Review: From Ealing to Severn Beach we all want to stay on Mr and Mrs Brimble’s farm in The Ministry of Entertainment’s story of wartime evacuees

Kate McNab and Ross Harvey bring wartime Britain to life Last night I thought I heard a nightingale singing in Berkeley Square. In reality I heard Kate McNab singing Manning Sherwin and Eric Maschwitz’s A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square in Doodlebugs and Bogeymen in Bristol’s Alma Tavern and Theatre. Much has been written of Kate McNab’s voice since […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce Member News: Stables Business Park in Rooksbridge – new tenants announced, planning green light to construct new units and more trees to be planted across the campus
By November 23, 2021 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce Member News: Stables Business Park in Rooksbridge – new tenants announced, planning green light to construct new units and more trees to be planted across the campus

Mini forest set to grow larger in Somerset With concerns over the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the loss to wild habitat for flora and fauna in England there is one place which is seeing the planting of more trees which provide solutions to both issues. The Stables Business Park at Rooksbridge […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: Statement from the Secretary
By November 20, 2021 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: Statement from the Secretary

To all members of the Chamber Just a note to say I’ve decided to stay on as secretary of the Chamber for the time being so we can organise the AGM as there are a number of important issues to be addressed. However I am advised that this usually takes place in June so in […]

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AGENDA WEST NEWS: West Country building firm owed £2.5m when it went bust with workers left unpaid
By November 19, 2021 Read More →

AGENDA WEST NEWS: West Country building firm owed £2.5m when it went bust with workers left unpaid

West firm owed £2.5m Last month Plymouth’s URBN Construction went bust owing 182 creditors a total of £2.5 million. William Telford of Plymouth Live reported: “URBN Construction left just £44,400 in assets, but was faced with claims totalling more than £2.5m for money owed. Even the taxman, HM Revenue and Customs, will not receive the full £345,687 […]

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