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Agenda West Feature: as the European Super League collapses – the real truth about football as a business is… eh… it isn’t one

Agenda West Feature: as the European Super League collapses – the real truth about football as a business is… eh… it isn’t one

Pic: BBC As the European Super League collapses – the real truth about football as a business is it isn’t one Six English football clubs threw their hats into the ring for the new European Super League (ESL) and when fans, managers, players and even the Government objected they quickly withdrew their support for the […]

By April 22, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST FEATURE: with the death of fraudster Bernie Madoff a look back at a history of stock market scams from Charles Ponzi to Levi John Coyle

AGENDA WEST FEATURE: with the death of fraudster Bernie Madoff a look back at a history of stock market scams from Charles Ponzi to Levi John Coyle

Charles Ponzi in custody With the death of fraudster Bernie Madoff a look back at a history of stock market scams from Charles Ponzi to Levi John Coyle A friend once said of people scammed into believing get rich quick schemes that we all want to believe we can escape the mundane truth that we […]

By April 15, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: a fascinating article by John Page on the history behind the Axbridge Flag and an insight into the work of the Town Trust

AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: a fascinating article by John Page on the history behind the Axbridge Flag and an insight into the work of the Town Trust

The Axbridge Flag Alan Mortimer of Axbridge Town Trust writes: Last year the Town Trust purchased a new flag with the “Lamb and Flag” logo in black on a white background and asked permission from the Town Council if this could be adopted as the “Axbridge Flag” to be flown on special occasions such as new […]

By April 4, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice monthly news magazine is out now including the latest on the clean air zone

Bath Voice monthly news magazine is out now including the latest on the clean air zone

Harry Mottram is the news editor of Bath Voice monthly magazine covers news, views, reviews, previews and features as well as what’s on in Bath and events for residents in Bear Flat, Widcombe and Oldfield Park & wider Bath area. Delivered door to door in south Bath and available in shops and supermarkets.  https://www.facebook.com/bathvoice/

By April 2, 2021 Read More →
Agenda West: Minister for Gambling John Whittingdale demands answers from Gambling Commission after betting firm collapses with £58m of punters’ cash

Agenda West: Minister for Gambling John Whittingdale demands answers from Gambling Commission after betting firm collapses with £58m of punters’ cash

John Whittingdale MP Scandal of the lost millions As someone on Twitter put it this week about Football Index: “ If I bet Manchester United to win and with one minute to go they are four goals up and the betting company announce they’ve gone bust – what would you say?” The so-called football stock […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice News Magazine: now available online

Bath Voice News Magazine: now available online

Read Bath Voice online: https://issuu.com/bathvoice/docs/2021_03_march_bath_voice

By March 12, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST NEWS from Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member Checkaco: stories of rogue printers, puppy scammers, a bank that lost jewellery and a hotel that went bust and won’t refund wedding reception deposits

AGENDA WEST NEWS from Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member Checkaco: stories of rogue printers, puppy scammers, a bank that lost jewellery and a hotel that went bust and won’t refund wedding reception deposits

AGENDA WEST NEWS from Checkaco: stories of rogue printers, puppy scammers, a bank that lost jewellery and a hotel that went bust and won’t refund wedding reception deposits In this age of lockdowns there are fake businesses out there online posing as legitimate firms. They always ask for deposits but never supply the goods. Or […]

By March 11, 2021 Read More →
BATH NEWS: Dispute over future of city’s golf courses

BATH NEWS: Dispute over future of city’s golf courses

By a Local Democracy Reporter and Harry Mottram. Plans to turn the former Entry Hill Golf Course into a place for cycling and walking has been condemned by campaigners.The decision by the Council will see the former golf course become a new multi-use activity park.A consultation last year revealed that more than three-quarters of respondents […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST COMMENT It’s time to address the elephant in the room: the Brexit trade deal

AGENDA WEST COMMENT It’s time to address the elephant in the room: the Brexit trade deal

We need to talk about the deal It’s time someone other than EU Remainer fanatics to mention the elephant in the room: Brexit. Although I voted to remain in the referendum I argued that for the sake of democracy you had to accept the verdict. Like many I had expected Teresa May’s Brexit-Lite deal would […]

By March 5, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: Comment – The Budget: spend, spend, spend – before the tax hikes take effect – but by then Rishi Sunak will be PM and it will be someone else in Number 11 who takes the heat

AGENDA WEST: Comment – The Budget: spend, spend, spend – before the tax hikes take effect – but by then Rishi Sunak will be PM and it will be someone else in Number 11 who takes the heat

Furloughing extended to September, more grants and loans for businesses and a package to help hospitality and retail survive the ongoing lockdown. All well and good but the bills for the Covid-19 crisis continue to rise to plus £400bn – and all this under a Conservative Government. And then comes the hangover: the tax hikes […]

By March 4, 2021 Read More →
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