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21 Aug 2015

You may know me as the local celebrity - or not! - who was Balloon Man in the 1969ish Carnival. It's where I made my fortune of a 10 shilling note as a prize. I was then asked to enter the final parade with my bike (Balloon Man had a bike with balloons on it!). Very proud! The whole thing had been put together by me (with help from my Dad) in a day or two. Crepe paper and balloons. ...

I wonder what the cost saving would have been if they'd left them alone and open for the summer season? I don't understand why it was necessary to cut off power, water and strip out the facilities if someone is taking it over. What would the cost savings have been if it had been left to the business taking over the lease to do the work? I don't believe that TDC made any significant ...

Irrespective of their achievements (if any for some) whilst in office, am I right in thinking that some (if not many) 'Independents' who stood under the Voices for Dawlish flag originally in 2010 were in fact Labour supporters who knew they had not a cat in hells chance of getting in (at that time) if that was declared?

The Luscombe Bros or Chris Pattle and his guys - both are v. good.

Have you ever: Been to a fatal traffic accident and then walked up the path to tell the next of kin that their loved one is dead? Have you been confronted by someone with a knife who wants to stab you and you have a gun but your orders prevent you from using it? Have you ever been to the scene of a murder where a machete was used to look for a murder weapon and whilst doing so have to ...

24 Jul 2015

Doesn't surprise me. PTSD is now recognised in the military. How many Police Officers see/experience similar trauma on a weekly basis? Offences get dealt with but this is usually taken into account. I wouldn't want to be an officer these days. The Police Service still has my full support and I can't see anything changing that.

@leatash The State pays - for the minimum level necessary.

20 Jul 2015

Fortunately most housing association properties for older people (i.e. those with any adaptions) will be excluded from Right to Buy. I've thought the same about RTB for other tenants and reckon that it's a similar reason as compulsory work place pensions - both will result in a massive reduction in benefits for older people in not too many years time.

19 Jul 2015

Support costs for older people were ring fenced in the Supporting People budget given by Central Govt to County Councils. Unfortunately, in 2007 (I think) this ring fencing was overlooked. County Councils jumped on this, withdrew all accommodation based support and bunged the cash into the Soc Svcs pot.

Maybe, but I've seen them advertised for as much as £40 per week serviced for a bog standard (excuse the pun) one.

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