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BATH VOICE NEWS IN BRIEF: Destructor Bridge open; river tragedy; war medals recovered, and Milsom Street remains closed for cars due to Covid-19
By November 9, 2020 Read More →

BATH VOICE NEWS IN BRIEF: Destructor Bridge open; river tragedy; war medals recovered, and Milsom Street remains closed for cars due to Covid-19

Bath Voice News in brief River tragedy: Police confirmed in September the missing University student found in the river was Martin Bowers. In a statement they said: “We do not consider the circumstances to be suspicious and we’ll carry out further enquiries on behalf of the Coroner’s office.”Green Flag Park: Five of Bath & North East Somerset […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE COMMENT: it’s a moment in history – the end of Trumpism and the return of sanity in USA politics
By November 7, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE COMMENT: it’s a moment in history – the end of Trumpism and the return of sanity in USA politics

The agony of the last four days is over with Joe Biden declared the winner of the USA presidential election. A historic moment as Kamala Harris becomes the first female VP and it’s a 21st century moment with the defeat of a populist politician who created so much division. I might be able to sleep […]

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Bath News: the farm that began as a dream in the middle of the city marks 25 years as a community centre
By November 5, 2020 Read More →

Bath News: the farm that began as a dream in the middle of the city marks 25 years as a community centre

Bath City Farm – 25 years on One of Bath’s best kept secrets has celebrated a quarter of a century in existence. It started as a dream but 25 years ago, on the 26th October 1995, a new City Farm was born in Bath following years of hard work and campaigning by a passionate group […]

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Quirky Bath: a poem about a horse that died on one of Bath’s steepest roads is marked with a horse trough – the road is part of the Roman Fosse Way that linked the hot springs to Exeter and Lincoln
By November 4, 2020 Read More →

Quirky Bath: a poem about a horse that died on one of Bath’s steepest roads is marked with a horse trough – the road is part of the Roman Fosse Way that linked the hot springs to Exeter and Lincoln

The short cut on foot from Bear Flat to Bath City Centre is down the incredibly steep hill known as Holloway. Half way up is a horse trough now sadly neglected which features a plaque with a poem on it – echoing perhaps William Blake poem Auguries of Innocent: “A Horse misus’d upon the Road, […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: ‘Some of my best friends are black’ and the discussion around Black Lives Matter
By November 3, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: ‘Some of my best friends are black’ and the discussion around Black Lives Matter

After I posted my take on the overthrow of Edward Colston’s statue, several people contacted me – but not in a good way. They posted slogans such as ‘All lives matter’ and ‘there were white slaves as well,’ on their social media – and commented on my post in a negative way. One person challenged […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Urgent industry-wide warning – beware the dodgy debt collectors who only want more of your money for doing nothing – too many firms have fallen for it this year
By November 2, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Urgent industry-wide warning – beware the dodgy debt collectors who only want more of your money for doing nothing – too many firms have fallen for it this year

The scenario seems to make sense. A client of yours went bust owing £10,000 a few months ago leaving you angry and massively out of pocket. You even had to cut costs and take out a loan to survive. Then a company contacts you to say they can get your money back as the directors […]

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BATH VOICE NEWS: An area seen as a green lung in Lyncombe is now being managed and improved by a group of Friends
By October 24, 2020 Read More →

BATH VOICE NEWS: An area seen as a green lung in Lyncombe is now being managed and improved by a group of Friends

The pasture land is cress-crossed by public footpaths Lyncombe Hill Fields straddles the slopes below Beechen Cliff School and above Greenway Lane. The site known for its wildlife, flowers and fauna will be managed under licence by the Friends of Lyncombe Hill Fields, a newly formed not-for-profit Community Interest Company (FLHF CIC) working with the […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: Pinter’s Betrayal is a neatly constructed drama of tangled relationships (all based on his affair with Joan Bakewell) and is boozy and blokish – and is a welcome return of live theatre in Bath
By October 21, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: Pinter’s Betrayal is a neatly constructed drama of tangled relationships (all based on his affair with Joan Bakewell) and is boozy and blokish – and is a welcome return of live theatre in Bath

Blokish and boozy, Harold Pinter’s 1978 story of tangled relationships seems at once dated and yet convincing in the selfishness of Jerry and Emma. Set in the late 1960s and early 1970s the ménage à trois features Jerry’s affair with Emma, who is married to his best friend Robert. Famously played out in reverse chronology […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery

Casting has been announced for the first two plays in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season this Autumn. Two of the country’s leading actresses, Nancy Carroll and Haydn Gwynne, are joined by a distinguished cast of experienced stage and screen performers. Following all government guidance and in consultation with health and safety advisors, covid-secure […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: looking back at an end of Empire life through the eyes of lawyer Filth (failed in London try Hong Kong)
By October 18, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: looking back at an end of Empire life through the eyes of lawyer Filth (failed in London try Hong Kong)

He was spectacularly clean, runs the opening line in Jane Gardam’s novel – sharply in contrast with Edward Feather’s nickname of Filth. And the reluctant protagonist keeps it clean rejecting teenage sex, his golf-mad aunts, his father and the community he eventually retires to in Dorset. A loner, a lawyer, a judge and a man […]

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