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The Section 106 spoonful of sugar


The recent debate about housing has uncovered some interesting nuances. One of these is the interesting subject of Section 106 payments. They are a way of developers paying the local authority money to mitigate the impact of affordable housing developments. … Continue reading

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The Village: Can you handle reality?


Sunday evening is the showpiece TV slot for drama series. Currently running on BBC1 is the Village – a tale of a Derbyshire Peak District family set in and around Edale, Hayfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Glossop. Previous hugely successful series which … Continue reading

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My Olympic viewing – Day 14: TV trickery


Medals: Silver: Men’s Sailing 470, Women’s Sailing 470. Bronze: Women’s Hockey, Lutalo Muhammad – Men’s Taekwondo All coverage of the London Olympic Games is provided by the Olympic Broadcasting Service based in Spain. they have used 1,223 cameras wired up … Continue reading

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The Voice is actually quite good


There you go – I’ve said it! There’s a guilty pleasure if ever. I’m not normally a fan of talent shows – usually way too much “back story” and artificially created tension. There’s usually a few comedy performers who get … Continue reading

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I’m a Soft Machine


All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace- Wow! Don’t think I’ve watched anything so mind-expanding since James Burke’s Connections all those years ago. Missed Episode One so began with Number Two and watched the finale last night. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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