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AGENDA WEST NEWS: Danger sign for suppliers: when a customer changes payment terms to 90 days and beyond (as Thomas Cook did before collapse)

AGENDA WEST NEWS: Danger sign for suppliers: when a customer changes payment terms to 90 days and beyond (as Thomas Cook did before collapse)

Picture: The Guardian Danger sign for suppliers: when a customer changes payment terms to 90 days and beyond (as Thomas Cook did before collapse) It all began in 2014 when Thomas Cook extended its payment terms for suppliers to 90s days. In 2019 it went bust owing suppliers £1.75 billion. It’s total liabilities to customers, […]

By June 11, 2021 Read More →
BATH VOICE NEWS: Crossing the road safely for 20 years – paying homage to school crossing patrol officers

BATH VOICE NEWS: Crossing the road safely for 20 years – paying homage to school crossing patrol officers

Crossing the road safely for 20 years – paying homage to school crossing patrol officers Along with train drivers, footballers and pop stars, lollipop men and women (or school crossing patrol officers as they were first called) are the unsung heroes of school children and their parents.Rob Stanley has been thanked by the Council for […]

By June 11, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST NEWS: The Northern Ireland Protocol piles up problems for businesses with a warning many firms will go bust as costs spiral and there’s discontent on the streets

AGENDA WEST NEWS: The Northern Ireland Protocol piles up problems for businesses with a warning many firms will go bust as costs spiral and there’s discontent on the streets

Loyalists take part in an anti-Northern Ireland Protocol rally in Portadown. Brian Lawless/PA Wire for the Belfast Telegraph The Northern Ireland Protocol piles up problems for businesses with a warning many firms will go bust as costs spiral and there’s discontent on the streets David Cameron used to say the Brynglas tunnel on the M4 […]

By June 11, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice Theatre Review: a spirited production of Shelagh Stephenson’s bitter-sweet drama The Memory of Water at The Mission Theatre

Bath Voice Theatre Review: a spirited production of Shelagh Stephenson’s bitter-sweet drama The Memory of Water at The Mission Theatre

Review: The Memory of Water All memories are false except for mine – your memories are wrong. So runs one of the themes in Shelaph Stephenson’s 1996 comedy The Memory of Water. A trio of sisters go through the belongings of their dead mother Vi ahead of her funeral prompting conflicting bitter-sweet memories of their […]

By June 8, 2021 Read More →
Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: ‘people power’ puts pressure on Royal Mail over the proposed closure of the town’s sorting office

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: ‘people power’ puts pressure on Royal Mail over the proposed closure of the town’s sorting office

Pressure grows on Royal Mail over threatened closure of the Axbridge Sorting Office Petitions, people power and old fashioned letters have forced Royal Mail to have a rethink over their planned closure of the Axbridge Sorting Office. Replying to a letter from the town’s Chamber of Commerce, Royal Mail said they could confirm they were […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Book review: last night I dreamt I went to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca again – and tried not to get it mixed up with the movie version

Book review: last night I dreamt I went to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca again – and tried not to get it mixed up with the movie version

Book review: Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier Last night I dreamt I went to Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca again. I called out in my dream to Mrs Manvers who I found lighting a fire in my bed in the East Wing of Manderley. And Max was firing his revolver again and again into Rebecca’s […]

By May 27, 2021 Read More →
Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: Campaign to keep open the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Axbridge

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: Campaign to keep open the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Axbridge

Below is our letter to the Royal Mail Campaign to keep open the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Axbridge The Axbridge Sorting Office has been given notice of just 12 weeks that it will close and be relocated to Winscombe. Without the sorting office the Post Office is likely to be unviable and could eventually […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
Book Review: The Lamplighters, by Emma Stonex – a word of warning – don’t apply for a job on a lighthouse as you could disappear – the question is where did you go when you vanished?

Book Review: The Lamplighters, by Emma Stonex – a word of warning – don’t apply for a job on a lighthouse as you could disappear – the question is where did you go when you vanished?

Book Review: The Lamplighters, by Emma Stonex Three lighthouse keepers disappear from the isolated rock off Land’s End. What happened to them? Murder? Suicide? Or an accident? Emma Stonex’s mystery about the trio of lamplighters from the isolated Maiden Rock and their respective domestic lives promises much but only delivers the reasons why nobody should apply […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
Axbridge News: confirmation that the town’s Post Office Sorting Office is set to be closed. Full letter from Richard Helps the Postmaster

Axbridge News: confirmation that the town’s Post Office Sorting Office is set to be closed. Full letter from Richard Helps the Postmaster

Bad news from Richard Helps of the Post Office. This is a letter from him.The Post Office, St Marys Street, Axbridge BS262BN Somerset UK16th May 2021 Axbridge Town CouncilRe: Closure of Axbridge Sorting Office I’m sure you remember that back in August 2018 Royal Mail tried to remove the sorting office from Axbridge Post Office […]

By May 16, 2021 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE TV Drama Review: wickedly rude snobs and candid one liners create high comedy in an adaption of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE TV Drama Review: wickedly rude snobs and candid one liners create high comedy in an adaption of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love

So stylish, so funny and such terrible people. There was and is so much comedy in Nancy Mitford’s send up of posh people between the wars novel as her soul sisters Fanny and Linda engage in The Pursuit of Love – in the right hands a TV adaption can’t go wrong. The BBC’s Sunday night […]

By May 9, 2021 Read More →
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