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AGENDA WEST NEWS: We’ve got a road map out of the Covid-19 crisis but beware giving credit to firms planning to reopen as firms go bust by the thousand every week in 2021

AGENDA WEST NEWS: We’ve got a road map out of the Covid-19 crisis but beware giving credit to firms planning to reopen as firms go bust by the thousand every week in 2021

We’ve got a road map out of the Covid-19 crisis but beware giving credit to firms planning to reopen With Brexit ‘done’ and the Government announcing that they now have a clear roadmap to lead the nation out of the nightmare of Covid-19 we can at least feel industry might heave a sigh of relief. […]

By February 25, 2021 Read More →
Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: The Stables Business Park at Rooksbridge has planted thousands of trees through a scheme by Hinkley Connection

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: The Stables Business Park at Rooksbridge has planted thousands of trees through a scheme by Hinkley Connection

The parkland landscape at the Stables Business Park on the Rooksbridge campus has been further enhanced with the planting of more than 5,000 trees by Hinkley Connection contractors working for National Grid. With a mixture of native broadleaf trees that include oak, beech, hazel and holly the plantation was created in January and is set […]

By February 24, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: Mendip Wines joins the town’s leading voice for business along with Checkaco from Bridgwater

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: Mendip Wines joins the town’s leading voice for business along with Checkaco from Bridgwater

Please welcome new members of the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce – Mendip Wines and Checkaco. Check out their Facebook page and order a bottle for Valentine’s day! For details or to join (only £10 a year) of the chamber visit http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/…/axbridge…/directory/ Checkaco at https://checkaco.com/

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient and the unreliable narrator – a device that keeps the reader guessing to the end

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient and the unreliable narrator – a device that keeps the reader guessing to the end

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Review. We are all unreliable narrators. That amazing holiday we enjoyed, our wonderful wedding and those photos of our perfect lifestyle played out on social media are not the truth but an edited version of what happened. It is part of being human to hide the truth and to […]

By February 8, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice Features: the real reason why Bathonian Bill danced away with the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball (and it’s not what you are thinking)

Bath Voice Features: the real reason why Bathonian Bill danced away with the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball (and it’s not what you are thinking)

It wasn’t just female fans of the BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing who cheered when actor, musician and comedian Bill Bailey won the coveted Glitter Ball trophy in December – but men of a certain age as well.For Bill Bailey not only looks like a large section of the Great British blokedom with his […]

By February 6, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice Features: Pandemics – we’ve been here before – how the city coped with the flu outbreaks of the past

Bath Voice Features: Pandemics – we’ve been here before – how the city coped with the flu outbreaks of the past

Parallels are frequently drawn in the media with the Spanish flu outbreak in 2018 and the current Covid-19 pandemic.The main similarity is how the virus swept around the world in part due to enhanced modes of travel – but there the similarity ends.Rather than Spain being the origin of the outbreak or the H1N1 influenza […]

By February 3, 2021 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet – a re-imagining of the lives of the Shakespeares of Stratford-upon-Avon with the focus on William’s mysterious wife Agnes (Anne Hathaway)

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet – a re-imagining of the lives of the Shakespeares of Stratford-upon-Avon with the focus on William’s mysterious wife Agnes (Anne Hathaway)

Hamnet by Maggie O’FarrellFor a novel that imagines the lives of William and Anne Shakespeare and their only son Hamnet it’s a bit odd that the playwright is only referred to as a father, husband or groom.It’s a puzzle as everyone else from the neighbours to the rest of the extended family are named and […]

By January 30, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: new member of the Chamber reveals their sales campaign on credit checking

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: new member of the Chamber reveals their sales campaign on credit checking

New member of Axbridge Chamber of Commerce’s sales campaign Checkaco in Bridgwater has joined the growing ranks of Axbridge Chamber of Commerce. The credit checking firm have launched a campaign to remind businesses of the importance of checking bother own and their clients’ credit records. Have you checked your credit rating? For just £5.95 do […]

By January 28, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: The Big Short 2: how a us V them battle over GameStop’s shares reveals the risky world of shorting as explained in Adam McKay’s film

AGENDA WEST: The Big Short 2: how a us V them battle over GameStop’s shares reveals the risky world of shorting as explained in Adam McKay’s film

A David v Goliath battle has broken out in the USA over the share price of a shop that you’d expect to collapse when the lockdown began. GameStop is computer game and merchandiser with more the 5,500 stores across the globe that began life in 1984 as Babbage’s in America. The lockdowns have forced the […]

By January 28, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: The 2008 Credit Crunch explained in Adam McKay’s adrenalin filled tragic-black comedy movie The Big Short shows how easy it is for fraudster bankers to bring an economy down – is it happening again with Covid-19 loans?

AGENDA WEST: The 2008 Credit Crunch explained in Adam McKay’s adrenalin filled tragic-black comedy movie The Big Short shows how easy it is for fraudster bankers to bring an economy down – is it happening again with Covid-19 loans?

A quartet of central characters, drive the plot of The Big Short, as they uncover the extent of the sub-prime mortgage scandal in the USA in 2007. Without one main protagonist the story lacks a clear focus on a single narrative but makes up for it by illustrating the unravelling scandal with graphics, straight to […]

By January 25, 2021 Read More →
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