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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Going, going, gone. Arcadia crashes into administration bringing down the curtain on the glory days of Sir Philip Green’s dominance of retailing (leaving £250m in unpaid invoices, 15,000 unemployed and the pension fund in doubt)

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Going, going, gone. Arcadia crashes into administration bringing down the curtain on the glory days of Sir Philip Green’s dominance of retailing (leaving £250m in unpaid invoices, 15,000 unemployed and the pension fund in doubt)

ICSM Credit has been warning for months that Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia group were on the brink of collapse threatening not to pay an estimated £250m in invoices owed to suppliers. “It gives me no pleasure to announce the retail giant have gone into administration,” said Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit, “but many suppliers will […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
Quirky Bath: You may now kiss Mrs White-Christmas – how romance, a civic ceremony and an accident of surnames produced a special moment in Aquae Sulis

Quirky Bath: You may now kiss Mrs White-Christmas – how romance, a civic ceremony and an accident of surnames produced a special moment in Aquae Sulis

It may be November but there’s a white Christmas in Bath Bath experienced a white Christmas in November when Mr White married Miss Christmas at the Roman Baths. The Dorset couple had planned to tie the knot in July but were forced to postpone the wedding due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The couple met while […]

By November 27, 2020 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: COVID-19 Additional Restrictions Grants available from Sedgemoor District Council for businesses

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: COVID-19 Additional Restrictions Grants available from Sedgemoor District Council for businesses

APPLY FOR THE ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS GRANT TO HELP MITIGATE IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) DURING NATIONAL LOCKDOWN Following the Government’s decision to award the local authorities some additional funding during the period of national lockdown between 5th November and 2nd December 2020 to support those falling outside the scope for Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) […]

By November 26, 2020 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RADIO DRAMA REVIEW: a very Welsh take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RADIO DRAMA REVIEW: a very Welsh take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. A BBC Cymru Wales production Lockdown has filled the airwaves of repeats including this gem from 2017: a BBC Cymru Wales production of Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis.Alan Harris’ take on the story of salesman Gregor’s transformation into a ‘monstrous cockroach’ takes an unusual twist into a kind of nightmare in which the […]

By November 25, 2020 Read More →
Quirky Bath: born and educated in the city it’s no wonder Bill Bailey is doing so well on Strictly!

Quirky Bath: born and educated in the city it’s no wonder Bill Bailey is doing so well on Strictly!

One of Bath’s favourite sons has excelled himself on the BBC1 light entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing. Mark Robert Bailey – or rather Bill Bailey as he is known – together with his professional dance partner Oti Mabuse has managed to survive the opening weeks of the show achieving unexpected success. Bill was born in […]

By November 23, 2020 Read More →
Quirky Bath: the smallest park in the city features a Victorian fountain and a bus stop – plus it runs along the side of a Roman road

Quirky Bath: the smallest park in the city features a Victorian fountain and a bus stop – plus it runs along the side of a Roman road

Plans are afoot to restore a Victorian drinking fountain in Bear Flat and to enhance the green space known as The Gore behind it. A group of residents of the south Bath community and part of the Bear Flat Association have tasked themselves with improving the green space and its Victorian fountain.In Middle English the word […]

By November 23, 2020 Read More →
Killing Bob Dylan, hamsters and Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury: the world of bad taste jokes on HIGNFY via Twitter and a pre-covid memory when Axbridge had sell-out comedy nights at the Roxy Cinema

Killing Bob Dylan, hamsters and Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury: the world of bad taste jokes on HIGNFY via Twitter and a pre-covid memory when Axbridge had sell-out comedy nights at the Roxy Cinema

A look at Twitter today and a name leaped out at me – Fin Taylor. Despite not remembering what I had to buy in the shop today I immediately recalled a comedy night back in 2011 when the stand up featured on the bill at The Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night. I’m not sure if any […]

By November 21, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST COMMENT: furlough schemes and lockdowns are destroying perfectly viable businesses – with over a million self employed and sole traders left with nothing as this report shows

AGENDA WEST COMMENT: furlough schemes and lockdowns are destroying perfectly viable businesses – with over a million self employed and sole traders left with nothing as this report shows

Furlough folly: the Government dangles the vaccine carrot in front of industry to buy time this winter – instead we need to get back to work NOW with no more lockdowns and an end to furlough It’s madness, it’s excessive and it’s destroying the economy. The November lockdown is not needed as the Government have […]

By November 16, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST COMMENT: Stop the clock – why there won’t be an EU trade deal on December 31 but instead 2020 will be extended

AGENDA WEST COMMENT: Stop the clock – why there won’t be an EU trade deal on December 31 but instead 2020 will be extended

It’s Carrie v Dominic With a battle of wills between the Dominicites and the Carrieites behind the black door of number 10 Downing Street over who influences the Prime Minister and with the clock ticking down to 2021, something akin to panic is gripping the Government. The departure of Lee Cain from Dominic Cummings’ team […]

By November 12, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS: FEATURE – those gatekeeper excuses on why you’ve not been paid including ‘the finance director is not here today,’ plus 20 more you don’t want to hear

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS: FEATURE – those gatekeeper excuses on why you’ve not been paid including ‘the finance director is not here today,’ plus 20 more you don’t want to hear

‘The cheque’s in the post’ ICSM Credit has heard just about every excuse in the book as to why one of our members has not been paid by a client. Chasing payment from a small business or a sole trader may involve visiting the person who authorises payment in their office or even at their […]

By November 12, 2020 Read More →
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