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Monthly Archives: March 2011
I’ve wanted to write this article for some time but couldn’t quite put my finger on the crux of the issue. This morning I found myself thinking about women doctors and felt no sense of unease as I do with … Continue reading
The feudal system saw the land being split up to the governance of the lords, who would be vassals of the king. They would, in turn, have their own vassals, over whom they would be lords. The vassals of the … Continue reading
I went to bed last night thinking I’d made a massive blunder (wouldn’t be the first time) because the figure of £20 million received in DWP grants for housing benefit and £19 million paid out seemed way too high. It … Continue reading
Torridge was £526,000 over budget on: Building Control … £40,000 (with a budget of only £27,000) Chief Executive’s office … £94,000 (what does the chief exec’s office do to be £94,000 over budget???) Communications …. £8,000 Corporate Property …. £37,000 … Continue reading
Torridge made a profit of £492,000 from parking. But it cost them £572,000. By my simple accounting, if parking was free, Torridge would be better off by £80,000. If parking was free would that not enhance local business?
I was reading a report from the North Devon Journal, back in November 2009 about the fears of cuts to concessionary fares in North Devon. They said ” … But it (Torridge) spent £434,000 in 2008/09 and £537,000 in 2007/08 … Continue reading