Facing the Music

My wife and I are long-standing devotees of the live streaming in local cinemas from the Royal Opera House.  We have seen and hugely enjoyed wonderful ballets and operas.  What unites both mediums is of course magnificent music.   But what about the musicians themselves?  How do they respond?  They are all lovers of music, ...

Care News Update

Banks have always been one of the bedrocks of every town in the UK.  Their value has been even more appreciated down here in the West Country where travelling distances between towns and their facilities and a high retirement population have made them all the more necessary and appreciated.  It is dispiriting to see so ...

Property Round Up

Some of you may have seen the Homeowners’ Survey 2018.  This gives the stark warning that as many as 7.5 million Britons are locked out of the housing market.  3 million Britons are unable to move.  A million older owners find that they are unable to downsize.  We are a nation of homeowners, and three-quarters ...

Disability Update

One of the fundamental tenets of our law is to ensure that there is equality everywhere.  The law is blind in that it provides legal recourse for everyone, be it a civil or a criminal matter.  The need for the law to protect the innocent, the elderly, the infirm and the disabled has never been ...

The Root of All Evil

I am bound to say it is not often that I have turned to the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy!  However, one of our best-known quotes “The love of money is the root of all evil” is a sentence from that particular Epistle.   ALWAYS WANTING MORE   Sitting where I ...

Legal Update

The Department for Work & Pensions have long operated a phone line where confidential information can be given on so-called “benefits cheats”.  The aim is to ensure that only those genuinely entitled to benefits should claim them.  Another tool used by DWP is to look at Facebook postings to see whether (for example) holiday snaps ...
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