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Abh = 120 hrs community service, really!   Its no wonder this country is going down the pan.

Am I on an alternate Earth where the reverse on logic and common sense prevails and only evil and greed are rewarded? The NHS has been eroded for decades whilst the management continues to grow like the fungus on moldy meat. Its about time this countries numerous festering swamps were drained and the country was run for the people not the establishment.

And we all know which people get the most out of these positions of power, DONT WE?


Its about time they spent the money they already claw off hard working people on the essentials. Instead of large pay packets, pension top ups and expenses and newton abbot town centre.

You don't need a centre you need coppers walking the streets and gaining local knowledge and the confidence of the local people. The centre will just be a money pit that does very little other than house a group of over paid individuals sitting in sterile environments. It will then most probably be closed after a year or so as ineffectual. Real world problems need real world actions. Just ...

@leatash ....indeed it did, but with no explanation as to how the issue has miracously rectified.

20 Jan 2020

Supposedly the work on the sea wall at Dawlish recommences this month. So what happened about the engineers checks saying the underlying sandstone was breaking. I assume they have been told they got it wrong?

A bit harsh putting Brian Downie in with this bunch. It clearly shows the poor bloke was suffering from a form of dementia. Your own article substantiates this. Usual poor news reporting by a sub standard news paper. Deepest sympathies to the victim and her family for the tragic loss.

You put tons of concrete onto permeable SANDSTONE that is soaked with sea water and the pressure of winter storms  and you are surprised it starts to give. I think building structures on soft foundations was never a good idea. I believe it may even be mentioned in the bible. Still you can bet someone is still going to make even more money from this cock up.

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