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  2. SON OF GRIDKNOCKER

    Black Smoke Over Hereford

    Super-observant Herefordians stuck in the morning rush hour into the city on Friday, may have observed black smoke emanating from that strange tile-clad chimney alongside the Stonebow Unit. Such a phenomenon rarely occurs in our cathedral city, though in Rome, white smoke is emitted from the Vatican chimneys every time ex-Pope Ratzinga changes his Gucci slippers. I understand that the reason for today’s Stonebow emission was to celebrate the fact that the hapless Dominic Raab MP (who lasted all of six weeks in the job) has been replaced as Minister for Exiting Brexit by none other than the gurning Michael Gooooooove. You just couldn’t make it up!
  3. megilleland

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Theresa May LIVE: I am NOT modern-day Chamberlain: May says UK will NOT be locked to EU Daily Mail catches up.
  4. megilleland

    Businesses in trouble

    Crickhowell: Welsh town moves 'offshore' to avoid tax on local business When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didn’t just get mad. Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes of Google and Starbucks by employing the same accountancy practices used by the world’s biggest companies, to move their entire town “offshore”. Be interesting to know how this progressed.
  5. SON OF GRIDKNOCKER

    Ann Summers Closing Down

    Though I won't shed any tears over Ann Summers quitting its High Town location, those of us with uber-long memories might reflect on the fact that Hereford's backwater biggotry was best exemplified when the city's august Watch Committee banned the screening of the Python's 'Life Of Brian'.
  6. Denise Lloyd

    Businesses in trouble

    They also managed to get something through to do with tax and I can't remember what
  7. Denise Lloyd

    80 New Homes for Clehonger

    An added bonus to this development it was a brownfield site. HC have said on many occasions that mistakes have been made and lessons will be learnt. Fortunately one of the driving forces behind this development is Russell Pryce and for those of you who do not remember he was a HC Planning Officer until he saw the light and he certainly learnt many lessons!
  8. megilleland

    Businesses in trouble

    Picturesque Brecon Beacons town's high street is named the best in the UK - and it prides itself on having ZERO chain stores * Crickhowell, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, was named winner of the Great British High Street Awards * Judges were wowed by the bustling street in the picturesque town, which is full of family-run, independent shops * To stop large national chains taking over, 267 residents even collectively bought a pub due to close down Lessons to learn here?
  9. Aylestone Voice

    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    Would not people complain if they held meetings just for the sake of it? If there are no decisions to make why have a meeting?
  10. Yesterday
  11. Cambo

    Brexit Is Finished.

    It reads as a nonsensical but clear I don’t want to jeopardise my ministerial job type of tweet…oh dear Jesse still sitting on the the Brexit barb wire fence…I wonder why he’s not nailed his colours to one mast or the other?…given he’s a career politician looking to get up the greasy pole & all that...you’d think Brexit would be the perfect opportunity for a aspiring politician to make a name for themselves? i think on the deal or no deal I’m prepared for a no deal…it’s was alway going to be a no deal in my mind especially as a number of prominent people namely Tony the evil one Blair his master of the evil spin Alastair Campbell,the wicked witch of wherever Anna Sudbury,Chuka the remain demon Umunna & Vince what the hell are you Cable along with the independent… since getting over their shock of Brexit have done nothing but divide the country in trying to get another vote by there doom & scare campaigns of terror we will face when we exit the Tower of Babel in Brussels instead of helping unify the country in us leaving the EU as was democratically decide in the referendum... couple that with a hard nosed bullying EU & the hardline brexiteers a deal in my mind was always going to be like a quest for the holy grail or getting to the end of the rainbow!! ok I’m off now to clear the shelves in the local supermarket in preparation for a no deal then…oh & to fill up a bowser with diesel too!
  12. twowheelsgood

    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    Similarly, planning meetings seem to be getting cancelled/withdrawn/moved at an alarming rate in the past few months.
  13. twowheelsgood

    Southern Link Road Construction

    The ones necessary to provide the information to discharge the conditions.
  14. Roger

    Brexit Is Finished.

    No Deal is on the table. That was always my choice. That might focus some minds' if we were serious about leaving. Which we never have been ~ as a Govt. As for Jesse Norman he has never engaged enough with the Brexit process for my liking. He seems to be backing May with that tweet but he has been too low profile on this important issue. Or rather no profile.
  15. Roger

    Commercial Road Graveyard - Venns Arch

    If the rubbish and litter can reasonably be associated to the tent being there then the tent and it's occupant need to be launched. It is a conservation area. Going back three or four months, when the sun was out a bit more, the steps under that graveyard arch were the permanent home of some drunken hobo drinking beer all day. I noticed!
  16. Cambo

    80 New Homes for Clehonger

    Greed Denise pure & simple Take the form boss of persimmons Jeff Fairburn who’s just resigned by mutual agreement over a £75million pound bonus which was originally £100 million...its interesting to note that persimmons profited very well out of the government help to buy scheme so you’d have to ask why doesn’t the government force these developers to cap the price for there so called affordable homes?
  17. megilleland

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Jesse Norman tweeted today: Whatever anyone may feel about #Brexit, or about the detail of this deal, it’s the only deal on the table. Or remotely likely to be on the table. And the general public understand that.
  18. ragwert

    Southern Link Road Construction

    Which documents ?
  19. megilleland

    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    It appears the Cabinet have decided there is no need for any meetings until 13th/20th December, cancelling 6 of them since September. Do they still get their allowances paid for doing nothing?
  20. twowheelsgood

    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    It comes as no surprise to see dozens of complaints about elected members’ bad behaviour and yet more closed door meetings reported in the HT. Why are members not asking questions about these contracts, it's all too cosy. Perhaps bad behaviour is involved. It's hard not to think that way when this Council's cult of secrecy shows no sign of going away.
  21. twowheelsgood

    Southern Link Road Construction

    For this application for 'approval of details reserved by conditions 4 10 11 14 15 16 19 & 20 on planning permission P151314', the Council think it acceptable not to have any documents available for public viewing. Why would that be?
  22. I sent an email to BBLP on 9th October concerning the ownership of a verge which has yet to be cut this year and a reminder on the 13th November and I am still waiting for a reply.
  23. megilleland

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Most of these companies are already registered overseas Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors. Vauxhall Motors Limited is a British car manufacturer, which is a fully owned subsidiary of German car manufacturer Opel, which in turn is owned by Groupe PSA of France. BMW is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945. The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Nissan Motor Company Ltd, usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. I think these companies want to take the innovations created by UK workers, but don't want to pay the taxes - most take their profits home or put them offshore. Strangely J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, universally known as JCB, is an English multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire The chairman of the digger company JCB was among the prominent financial backers of the Vote Leave campaign, and has repeatedly said his company can prosper just as well outside the EU as it does within it. Lord Bamford has said that he voted to stay in the common market in 1975, yet did not vote for political union. He quit the Confederation of British Industry lobby group saying it had ignored the voice of smaller businesses opposed to the EU and had become the voice of multinational firms. JCB was fined €39.6m (£35.5m) by the European commission in 2000 for antitrust breaches. A major Conservative Party donor, Bamford believes the UK could strike trade deals around the world for the benefit of British businesses. and 28 June 2018 JCB is investing £50m in building a new factory at its Staffordshire base that will create hundreds of skilled jobs. The company best known for its bright yellow diggers aims to open the new plant next summer. It will build cabs for JCB’s plant equipment. Graeme Macdonald, chief executive of the privately owned company, described the investment as one of the largest in JCB’s history.
  24. Aylestone Voice

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Hard Brexit - Yeah! All those businesses - BMW, Vauxhall, JLR, Ford, Nissan, JCB etc. moving to the continent to avoid disruption to their supply chain. Well in fact many of them have already started Who wants the jobs and taxes to provide for public services I am confident that we will do lots of business with many other countries in the world - Papua New Guinea is crying out for goods from us
  25. Hereford Voice

    Brexit Is Finished.

    Spot on Bobby, I love the way they are going to hand our punishments! WTF EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Title I: Dignity Title II: Freedoms Title III: Equality Title IV: Solidarity Title V: Citizens' rights Title VI: Justice Title VII: General provisions Article 4 - Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The sooner we have a hard Brexit the better.
  26. Herefordshire’s highways network is set to benefit from an additional investment in road repairs. The Department for Transport this week (12 November) announced an extra £43.5 million to tackle potholes and other road defects in the West Midlands – including £5,108,000 for Herefordshire. There are over 2,000 miles of roads in Herefordshire, and more than 23,000 jobs were raised for carriageway repairs in the last financial year, with the council’s contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places carrying out repair works totalling £1.77 Million. The money will allow HC, working in partnership with BBLP, to improve the condition of more than 50 B, C and U class roads in the county. A scheme of works is currently being planned.Councillor Barry Durkin, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Regulatory Services, said: In response to a fivefold increase in defects reported on the county’s roads this year following the harsh winter, there have been more pothole crews working on the network, and the use of a spray injection repair machine has enabled higher volumes of potholes to be repaired quickly and effectively. The announcement also comes shortly after Herefordshire Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, completed seven roadwork schemes along stretches of the A4103, A438 and A465 as part of the ‘Challenge Fund’. The works will bring benefits of over £146 million to Herefordshire’s economy by restoring 38.9 miles of key routes to good condition. The new high-quality surfaces will improve road safety with the new road material designed to last for at least 30 years, reducing future costs and disruption in these areas. The Challenge Fund works are part of an investment of more than £25m (in addition to the extra investment of £5,108,000) in the county’s road and public spaces in 2018/19. Further Challenge Fund works along different stretches of the A438 and A4103 will take place next year. Herefordshire Council is also encouraging local people to make use of our easy-to-use online pothole reporting facility to highlight any that they are aware of. This will support the council’s own inspection team that examines all A roads monthly and all roads within the county at least once every year. All reported potholes are professionally inspected and repaired within agreed service times.
  27. ragwert

    Southern Link Road Construction

    Application for approval of reserved matters has been submitted https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200142/planning_services/planning_application_search/details?id=184024&search-term=registered in the last 7 days&search-service=recent&search-source=items&search-item=registered in the last 7 days
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