‘All livestock auctions should have drop-in medical centres’

May 19, 2019

RURAL HUB: “Given that we are having to work even harder to achieve the same prices we were getting 20 years ago and the additional demands that places on our time; and given the fact that there are probably dozens […]

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‘EU parliament has no power to bring forward legislation’

April 29, 2019

DEMOCRACY DENIED: “The very definition of this is if you treat with a foreign power if you go behind Parliament’s back and you make negotiated agreements which would change UK legislation which specifically prevents you from what you are doing […]

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‘Bere Farm courtyard reflects varied menu of rural life’

April 25, 2019

HOME BREW: This is the front of the Barn Cafe at Bere Farm, Lytchett Matravers. They serve coffee made by roasters Clifton Coffee as well as hearty breakfasts, light lunches and cream teas.   PLANTING IDEAS: The Old Piggery Garden […]

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‘Why am I seen as a stumbling block to inter-faith dialogue?’

April 14, 2019

TRAUMATIC TIME: ” Absolutely nothing has prepared me and my family for this onslaught. This has been front-line warfare, in the trenches stuff. I suffer from PTSD and it has culminated in 18 years of lawlessness of the worst kind […]

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‘Is Gold Hill one of the most romantic sites in England?’

March 30, 2019

  STREET CRED: The cobbled street of Gold Hill that is synonymous with the 1973 Ridley Scott Hovis advert. It is also featured on the book cover of Harry Potter author J K Rowling and two different adaptations of Thomas […]

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‘Why is Home Office sarcastic on life-threatening asylum case?’

March 25, 2019

BIBLICAL BALONEY: “Exodus and Leviticus were written about 14 centuries before Christianity. Revelations are about end times, wars, persecution of Christians and God’s judgement of the world. So if you claim, as the British Home Office claims, that Christianity is […]

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‘Food chain partnership for stores and farms must be on equal terms’

March 24, 2019

UNFAIR TREATMENT: “Farmers – who for the last nine years have been repeatedly promised a reduction in the excessive burden of inspection and checking – will find themselves lumbered with even more onerous obligations to prove that what they are […]

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‘The use of cash still is a payment option driven by convenience’

March 17, 2019

  FAMILIAR LOOK: This car parking payment station in Poole behind Sainsbury’s is cash-only and fairly simple to operate. Bournemouth Borough Council has transferred all of its payment stations to card only or Contactless. Some payment stations in Bournemouth have […]

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‘Peaceful politics is based on accepting the will of the majority’

March 4, 2019

NATIONAL MANDATE: “Parliamentary sovereignty really meant, and still means, the unchallenged right to put the people’s will into law. To accept the inevitable that, more than anything, is the secret of our political stability. Those who claimed the elite knew […]

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‘Luxury six-storey block of flats would devastate Sandbanks’

February 18, 2019

PUBLIC ACCESS: The Haven Hotel has been in existence since 1887 and was the home and centre of wireless experiments in the 1890s. The downstairs bar has a magnificent view of the chain ferry heading out towards Studland. Visitors can […]

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