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    Article: Sep 27, 2020

    We are privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the country, much of which is recognised as areas of outstanding natural beauty ( AONB) Such areas are designated exceptional landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are precious enough to be safeguarded in the national interest. AONBs are protected and enhanced for nature, people, business and culture.

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    Article: Sep 26, 2020

    The contrast between the economic and health responses to the pandemic continue to be stark

    Whilst restrictions and relaxations of rules on health continue to change regularly, initially led by the science but increasingly by political expediency the economic response has been much more consistent and sure footed. The aim has been to borrow humungous amounts of money to subsidise businesses and their jobs to ensure the economy can bounce back more effectively once a vaccine is available

  • Article: Sep 25, 2020
    By Dave Busby

    There is a site near the ski slope in Wherstead, alongside the A137, known as Klondyke Field. You may think that there is gold in this hill and you would be right - gold for the developer Bellway Homes. If there was ever a better example of profit over design then I would like to see it.

    Take 1 was when it came forward a few years ago when under the ownership of Pigeons. The outline application came with an indicative layout which was acceptable to the parish, planners and councillors. The site was duly sold with said planning approval.

  • 54da (Photo by Lode Lagrainge on Unsplash)
    Article: Sep 24, 2020

    As we get closer to the day we end transition and leave the European single market we continue to get information that confirms the lack of preparation by the Conservative government to implement what is their flagship policy

    It would be tempting to bang on about what a mistake it is to leave the EU but we accept that bus has passed! If we are going to do it you would think the culmination of many Ministers dreams would be well planned and implemented. After all we have had more time to plan our departure after last years parliamentary impasse which delayed things and we have chosen not to extend the transition period.

  • gggh
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    Maybe not surprisingly the attention yesterday was on the new restrictions introduced by the government to curb growth in covid cases

    Perhaps less noticed was the publication of two separate reports which paint a worrying picture about the state of nursing in this country a key issue as the number of hospitalised patients with covid grows again