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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE FEATURE: the teacher, the preacher, the proto-feminist and the jilted bride – Hannah’s strange but true story of a West country life

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE FEATURE: the teacher, the preacher, the proto-feminist and the jilted bride – Hannah’s strange but true story of a West country life

I blame it on Four Weddings and a Funeral – the 1994 Richard Curtis RomCom that propelled Hugh Grant to fame when he dumped Duck Face or rather Henrietta (Anna Chancellor) at the altar in wedding number four. It began a vogue for wedding ceremonies that didn’t go the distance. There was Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts in 1999 […]

By July 25, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS – Sale of the century begins: Walmart looks to off-load Asda; David Lloyd gym could be sold; Riley Sports Bar looks for a buyer as Covid 19 prompts sell-offs, plus Antalis has a new owner

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS – Sale of the century begins: Walmart looks to off-load Asda; David Lloyd gym could be sold; Riley Sports Bar looks for a buyer as Covid 19 prompts sell-offs, plus Antalis has a new owner

The Sale of the Century (for those of tender years) was a popular ITV show that ran from from 1971 to 1983, hosted by Nicholas Parson Sale of the century begins: Walmart looks to off-load Asda; David Lloyd gym could be sold; Riley Sports Bar looks for a buyer as Covid 19 prompts sell-offs, plus […]

By July 23, 2020 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism

Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh For an insight into wartime Britain Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh is a good read. Written in 1941 and published a year later it tells the stories of a collection of mainly middle class men and women who are in part idol in nature, flippant about politics […]

By July 22, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS COMMENT: Sweden 1 United Kingdom 0. No lockdown, no compulsory face masks, no economic shut down – Sweden and Covid 19

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS COMMENT: Sweden 1 United Kingdom 0. No lockdown, no compulsory face masks, no economic shut down – Sweden and Covid 19

Sweden’s economy has been hit badly, unemployment is up and many people have died unnecessarily from Covid 19 in care homes due to their Government’s slow response to the pandemic. And yet with their laissez faire approach to minimising the social and economic effects of the virus the death rate per million residents is lower […]

By July 22, 2020 Read More →
Agenda West Business News: Hospitality takes big hits as Pizza Express seek a CVA and Wagamama shuts restaurants, while retailer Jigsaw mulls over sale and SoleTrader and Oliver Sweeney go bust

Agenda West Business News: Hospitality takes big hits as Pizza Express seek a CVA and Wagamama shuts restaurants, while retailer Jigsaw mulls over sale and SoleTrader and Oliver Sweeney go bust

Red lights should be flashing in accounts departments when a major client publicly announces they are considering selling up amid a pandemic. Jigsaw not a puzzle That’s the situation with the retailer Jigsaw reported by Drapers this week with the owner David Ross apparently asking professional advice over rent arrears and a sale of the […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: a coming-of-age story for forty-year-old male virgins in Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: a coming-of-age story for forty-year-old male virgins in Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project. By Graeme Simsion It’s an old adage: don’t look for love, let love find you. It’s the underlying truth behind the success of former IT consultant Graeme Simsion’s debut novel The Rosie Project. The self-confessed geek has also stuck to that equally old piece of advice: write about what you know. In […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine book Review: Africa’s ‘greatest novel’ – Things Fall Apart – a tragedy and an education

Rapscallion Magazine book Review: Africa’s ‘greatest novel’ – Things Fall Apart – a tragedy and an education

Things Fall Apart. By Chinua Achebe. For the first few pages I was slightly mystified by Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart. Was this a Utopian view of Africa before it was corrupted by colonialism written in a simplistic yet affective style in the mode of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Paradise – a narrative describing how tribal life was subverted […]

By July 20, 2020 Read More →
Agenda West Business News: late payment special part three: how to spot the signs – what practical steps to take to get paid (and how to apply interest to an invoice)

Agenda West Business News: late payment special part three: how to spot the signs – what practical steps to take to get paid (and how to apply interest to an invoice)

According to City AM at any one time small and medium sized firms are owed around £50bn in overdue payments with the average sole trader spending 90 minutes of every day chasing payments. And according to their research the average invoice for an SME is £8,500 meaning cash flow is constrained and in some cases […]

By July 20, 2020 Read More →
Agenda West business news: late payment special part two: why do businesses and sole traders give up on overdue invoices and write them off (when there’s an alternative)

Agenda West business news: late payment special part two: why do businesses and sole traders give up on overdue invoices and write them off (when there’s an alternative)

Despite the escalating level of overdue payments to small and medium sized firms along with sole traders and freelancers a surprisingly large number of invoices are written off. In other words the creditor simply gives up on ever seeing their money. Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit said that if the client has gone into administration […]

By July 20, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business news – late payment special part one: Covid-19 has made the situation worse with 62% of firms having payments frozen

AGENDA WEST Business news – late payment special part one: Covid-19 has made the situation worse with 62% of firms having payments frozen

When it comes to bad news for business Covid-19 just keeps giving with the damage bringing continued problems for firms trying to survive the effects of the shutdown and coming recession. Late payment has always been an issue in many sectors but the business shut down has exacerbated an already problematic area. Daniel Bellis of […]

By July 20, 2020 Read More →
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