Monthly Archives: July 2011

Protest March

There was a wide range of organisations represented at the march in support of the UK rail industry in Derby on Saturday.  Many had prepared by making placards, banners or flags which they handed out to anyone who’d take them, … Continue reading

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Bombardier

The government’s choice of Siemens to fullfil the Thameslink rail contract, rather than Bombardier based in Derby, has stirred up people from across the city and beyond. The lack of detailed information has helped prevent the worst of finger-pointing.  The tender was put … Continue reading

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Keeping our cheques

It is excellent news that the UK Payments Councils (which speaks for banks) has done a U-turn on its plan to scrap cheques in 2018.  They must have been listening to the thousands of people who had been signing petitions! When this … Continue reading

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Energy and tunnel vision

Two articles in today’s Guardian shout to me for action – and understanding.  One, likely to be repeated in other papers, warns that increasing energy prices will leave one in five households in fuel poverty.  The other reports on a … Continue reading

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