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  1. Cheung Chung-kiu, a Hong Kong-based property tycoon, sought permission to partly demolish and reconstruct 2-8A Rutland Gate, in Knightsbridge, in order to create his vast new home, which experts said could be worth up to £500m when completed. Question raised in The House of Lords this week by Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative) Introducing higher rate bands for Council Tax, especially a re-evaluation of all properties to reset the levels of payment (bands). As some Lords said there is a great disparity in what people pay especially in London and South East compared to rest of the UK. Top council tax band in Westminster is only £1655.12, while living in the Herefordshire countryside you will pay in top band £4308.44 - Bromyard and Winslow.
  2. I watch some of Jeff Berwick – The Dollar Vigilante videos. He is one of the best as he covers most of the areas for concern in the coming years. Who is Jeff Berwick? https://dollarvigilante.com/who-is-tdv/ To watch The Ten Stages to Satan Klaus’ Fourth Reich Genocide click on https://dollarvigilante.com/channel/ then select The Ten Stages to Satan Klaus’ Fourth Reich Genocide It's an hour long, but interesting and entertaining.
  3. Having watched the programme it appears more stupid to spend £90 billion plus on HS2 when there are millions of gallons of sewage discharged into our rivers every day by our water companies and totally illegal, What do you want clean water or to get to Manchester from London 40 minutes quicker. Maybe it's being built so the BBC staff can commute from London although a lot of them are working at home now?
  4. Livestreamed documentary Rivercide to unmask UK’s water polluters George Monbiot hosts innovative investigation naming the farms and water firms damaging Britain’s rivers Giant livestock farms and privatised water firms accused of polluting the nation’s waterways are to be named in what is thought to be the world’s first livestreamed investigative documentary. The crowdfunded investigation Rivercide, which will be broadcast online at 7pm on Wednesday, will be hosted by environmental journalist and Guardian columnist George Monbiot. Monbiot will travel along the River Wye, which flows between England and Wales, to collect water samples that will be analysed as the documentary unfolds. “This is a really shocking story of how our rivers are being devastated,” said Monbiot. “We’ll be revealing some serious wrongdoing.” Monbiot decided to focus on the River Wye after a disturbing canoeing trip last summer. He found the Wye, which was once prized for its salmon, had changed beyond all recognition over the course of a decade. “There hadn’t been any rain so it should have been crystal clear but you couldn’t see anything,” he said. “I made the mistake of going swimming. As soon as my nostrils got near the water I nearly gagged because it was so disgusting. When I got out, my whole body felt like it was coated in slimy snot. It was like something out of a 1970s science fiction film.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/livestreamed-documentary-rivercide-to-unmask-uks-water-polluters
  5. Here is a comment from The Slog a few days ago: Let me educate you all about dentistry. All dentists are independent self employed people. Some agree to take an NHS contract. This gives a certain amount per year for an unspecified amount of work. Thus ,in short ,they are juggling the amount of work to fit the amount paid . From this amount all costs are borne by the dentist -staff payments ,mortgage, materials, everything . Privately on the other hand they can charge what they like for the individual procedures it doesn’t take the brain of Britain to work out that this is not only more financially rewarding ,though greater risk ,than working on the NHS . Hence why you are always offered a private alternative by an NHS dentist (or nearly always). So comments like dentists should be forced to do NHS work is like saying you must work for less as a self employed person. How many of you would do this? Equally as none of you have a clue on running costs you are in no position to judge what is expensive. Such a judgement can only be made when you are in full possession of facts. I worked until 2006 non the NHS when the current ludicrous system was invented. It was done by govt to fix their costs, that is the only reason. Obviously it is not good for patients but they are only interested in price-at least the NHS moaners . So there you have it. i retired 4 years ago and wouldn’t touch the job i loved with a barge pole now. It is truly screwed My reply: I don't think anyone is an NHS moaner. Us older folk need to budget on our pensions. Gone are the days when I could afford to spend £3,000 on an implant. I note that your Association were calling for an uplift in pay of at least 5% for 2020/21. Did the care workers and nurses get similar treatment I don't think so. NHS dentists and doctors across the UK will receive a 2.8 per cent pay rise, backdated to April, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed. The Government has accepted in full the pay recommendations in the latest Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) report, which considers a range of evidence from the NHS and trade unions. This pay award is worth, in basic pay, between £2,200 and £3,000 for consultants, between £1,100 and £2,100 for Specialty Doctors, and between £1,500 and £2,600 for Associate Specialists. Obviously market forces prevail. Make hay while the sun shines.
  6. Have rung all the practices below and none are taking NHS patients. In some cases September was the earliest on a waiting list. Some state: NOT accepting children (up to the age of 18) NOT accepting adults (18 and over) NOT accepting adults entitled to free dental care So generally not accepting those that cannot pay privately. Dental Access Centre Asda Site, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JE 01432 382180 Bupa Dental Care, Hereford Pool Farm, Belmont, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 7JZ 01432 279066 St Owen Dental Studio Ground Floor, Broadway House, Aubrey Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0BU 01432 272084 Evans, Morton & Evans (Orthodontics) - Braces only 34 Castle Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2NW 01432 273393 mydentist, St Owen Street, Hereford 4 St. Owen Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2PH 01432 356 891 Collins House Dental Surgery 19 St. Owen Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2JB 01432 357 717 mydentist, Commercial Street, Hereford 8 Commercial Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2DB 01432359126 The Willows Willows Dentistry, 15a Commercial Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2DE 01432 274749 Brighton Villa Dental Surgery 7 Wyecliffe Terrace, Bath Street, Herefordshire, Herefordshire, HR1 2HG 01432 272925 Kyrle Street Dental Practice 18 Kyrle Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, Herefordshire, HR1 2ES 01432 273037
  7. I have to get a new NHS dentist in Hereford as mine in Leominster is retiring. I am caring full time and travelling to Leominster without someone sitting with my partner, makes it nigh impossible. From my searches it appears that no dentist in Hereford is taking NHS. As a last resort I will be willing to pay if there is no alternative. The Conservatives said they would destroy the NHS through Creative Chaos. They appear to be achieving this very well and are now applying their skills to our hospitals. Unless you pay you won't get treatment,
  8. Trolleywise have just been to pick up the Tesco trolley left in the street last week. On the council website it says they (I assume BBLP) will pick up Tesco trolleys but they don't. Still it isn't as bad as this chap in The Sun with 65 trolleys in his garden. These authorities want us to use smart phone technology to improve their service, but basically it's to deter you bothering them. Trolleywise phone number is 0800 316 1241 or use www.trolleywise.co.uk (not able to connect at moment)
  9. Freehold Disposal of the Town Hall, St. Owen Street Any background information about this?
  10. Another load of cat litter left on top of hedge off the footpath from Sherborne Close to Dunoon Mead. Environmental Health are looking into it, although not literally.
  11. Just picked up a Tesco trolley from outside the house. Third trolley in 2 weeks. What's wrong with these people. I imagine someone left the trolley elsewhere and the kids have pushed it up here to play with. Same problem with trying to speak to someone at Tesco Belmont. After 6 minutes trying get through I was connected to someone in Scotland. On the council website they say will pick up abandoned Tesco trolleys, but on the Tesco website, Trolleywise are responsible. But at the end of the day no correct up to date information available to abate the problem.
  12. Just taken in a traffic cone this morning lying in the street. I think it has come from Sherborne Close. Herefordshire Housing are re-roofing the flats there. It's a pity that these kids picking up trolleys and traffic cones and leaving them all over the place picked up some litter instead.
  13. Good news. The trolleys have been picked up by a very polite man from a company called Collex. They only pick up ASDA trolleys. See how long before the next one appears.
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