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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wrong Timing

So they want to pay Welsh AM's an extra 10 grand a year. This is at a time of zero hour contracts, employment migrating from full time to part time, declining job security, serious cuts to local services, poor NHS service, etc

They're taking the P aren't they.

Hanson Cement's Economic Barometer

I use the sign of emissions (mostly water vapour) from Hanson Cement as an indicator of national economic activity.

Haven't seen too many emissions lately or for that matter years but it appears the outlook may be getting better.

link http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/flintshire-cement-plant-doubles-staff-8172017

One hopes the increased grinding capacity will be quiet...............

New Powers for Flintshire County Council

Another article on deeside.com..................

http://www.deeside.com/all-news/new-powers-flintshire-county-councils-tackle-anti-social-behaviour-come-force/

If the powers are used well, a power for the good. One presumes NWP will be helping!

The decline of local newspapers, the way it is.

A good article on Deeside.com on the relationship between local government and local newspapers.

Also there are large losses in national newspapers such as The Guardian which loses about £50 million a year at present.

http://www.deeside.com/all-news/leighton-andrews-latest-review-local-authority-spending-signal-end-many-printed-newspapers-wales/

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Llywelyn ap Gruffydd


A letter in the Flintshire Chronicle. 
Seems our government don't want to encourage too much nationalism.



Websites a bit short of stuff ie. a few images as I write.


Dog Poo Dodge

I took a parcel to the Spar this morning. It was £5 (edit £7) cheaper to send than Royal Mail (over 2kg). You sign up with Click Plus online, pay, print off a sticker for the parcel then drop it off.

Between the Millenium Clock and the Spar which is less than 200yds there are 4 lots of dog mess that has been trodden along the path.

So its eyes down rather than straight ahead.

Rather impossible to miss in the dark...................


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Accidents galore

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/140847/motorcyclist-taken-to-hospital-after-crash-near-buckley.aspx

Cyclist killed last week near St Asaph

Cyclist seriously injured near Rhostyllen this morning
http://www.wrexham.com/news/male-left-injuries-rhostyllen-rtc-49809.html

4 cars involved last night at Broughton

Dobshill biker injured last night.

Accident this morning at Post House roundabout, two cars.

Had an idiot biker behind me trying to kill himself and other people between Penyffordd and Pontblyddyn this morning.

Nothing is done about it.

No road policing and nobody cares except those affected.
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