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Free France and its Free French Forces ( French : France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France . Set up in London in June 1940, it organised and supported the Resistance in occupied ...

for info Application Details '20/00403/FUL' Documents related to this Application are available here. You can comment on this application using this form. Reference: 20/00403/FUL Address: 159 Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0AL Parish: Dawlish Ward: Dawlish North East Proposal: Dwelling in garden Type: Full Planning ...

Did we do something similar here? Did BoJo lay a wreath at the Cenataph and at the foot of Churchill's statue? Did I miss it? And anyway, whatever ceremonies/celebrations had been planned by any of the countries involved in VE  - all will have been curtailed because of the present pandemic.

9 May 2020

President Macron laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Paris - the ceremony closed to all but a small group of officials. Image copyright REUTERS Those few attending kept strictly to social distancing, and a small military choir sang the Marseillaise. President Macron began the ceremony with a wreath-laying at the statue of Gen Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French ...

My error -  I was using the expression 'care home' sloppily such that I was using it in a generic sense to cover not only care and nursing homes but also sheltered, supported living, and retirement homes and such like.

2 May 2020

Thank you for that clarification. The word profiteering comes to mind. Is the government doing anything about that? Or are they taking a "laissez faire/let the market decide/demand is outstripping supply therefore prices will rise" approach? Do all care/nursing homes now come under the NDC? Or are there exceptions?

2 May 2020

Good point.  As you say many care homes now are privately run, profit making exercises. How many hundreds of pounds do they charge each week for each resident? How much do they pay their care workers? From what I can gather the government (the taxpayer) is now supplying, or saying it is supplying, PPE to all care homes (ie both council and privately run).  If the priority at the moment is ...

2 May 2020

Because PPE (or the lack of it) is an issue in care homes. When the Labour Party was in power (as well as even more recently) the BBC was oft times accused of being right wing and Conservative supporting. Web results Covid-19: Lack of PPE in care homes is risking spread of virus ... www.bmj.com › content › bmj ...

1 May 2020

Ah yes,  and that would be from the right wing, uber Conservative Party supporting, Guido Fawkes website, would it not? Interesting read here about Care Homes https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-care-homes-deaths-matt-hancock-boris-johnson-a9489786.html

Bonfires
30 Apr 2020

As the council yards are shut because of the Covid 19 pandemic it is not a matter of jumping on the covid bandwagon.  If anything it is the Covid bandwagon that has jumped on us. I have been following threads on Eyes of Dawlish and the issue of the nuisance of bonfires is a subject that has been raised and people are not happy. That is what prompted me to post the councillors' 'bonfire' message ...

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