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Got something to say? / Climate Conference
Last post by Number 6 - September 15, 2019, 12:53:11 pm
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Old Goat - September 14, 2019, 08:51:29 pm
The way things are going, we won't need an MP, just  Euro District Commissioner.
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Got something to say? / Re: More traffic disruption ah...
Last post by Old Goat - September 14, 2019, 08:49:45 pm
Do WBC do ANYTHING these days?  My lad has just told me even Building Control is run by Wokingham.  Perhaps that's the idea, empty the offices and they could be used as a day centre for the OAPs who are said to be a problem.   
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Got something to say? / More traffic disruption ahead ...
Last post by Number 6 - September 12, 2019, 12:03:59 pm
I am starting to scratch my head in disbelief at both the length of time and the amount of chaos that the A339 road works has been allowed to cause in Newbury. Stretched over many months the amount of work actually undertaken seems miniscule in proportion. Large sections of coned off areas seemed to go untouched for many weeks but now the darker and more problematic autumn nights are drawing in we are to be subjected to more closures. Is anyone in authority in real control of this process or are the contractors being allowed to do what they want ?

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28203/nearly-two-weeks-of-a339-overnight-closures-inbound.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 05, 2019, 01:25:14 pm
Yet another truncated article on a topic of major local and national importance. I suspect that if the local Conservative Association fail to re-select Richard Benyon then they will certainly hand the seat to the Lib Dems at the next election. I would suggest that they think on.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28121/west-berkshire-conservative-chair-at-the-end-of-the-day-this-is-up-to-the-members-to-decide.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Old Goat - September 04, 2019, 08:03:24 pm
Hard to disagree, it's blatent discrimination.  I've no issue about being made to pay but not on this basis.  Is this a sign that NWN is in desperate straights.  They have to maintain a 'click rate' to justify prices for their declining advertising business.  However, they are clearly missing a trick, because if they didn't discriminate, they'd get some really useful marketing data.
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 04, 2019, 05:46:39 pm
There seems to be a double standard of treatment going on that seems at best ill thought out and at worst intentionally biased and malicious as illustrated by the following links.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28116/i-still-want-to-stand-as-the-conservative-candidate-for-newbury-if-thats-not-possible-so-be-it.html


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28123/brexit-party-announces-newbury-candidate.html
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Old Goat - September 04, 2019, 11:19:21 am
I'd second that!

Plus, Richard B's website is wholly free.  I can understand the irritation about NWNs paywall, but the same objections to it can also be applied to the print version, which we had to okay for. Back when it first started, NWN was the only source of local news - there was nothing else at all.
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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 04, 2019, 10:34:00 am
I guess we can now measure the person by action rather than words. Well done Richard for sticking to the opinion of the (local) electorate despite what must have been enormous pressure to do otherwise. Protecting the views and wishes of the local electorate is the foundation stone of a MP's democratic function.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/poll/poll/28114/poll-do-you-agree-with-richard-benyon-voting-for-mps-to-take-control-of-commons.html

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Got something to say? / Re: Paywalls on websites
Last post by Number 6 - September 03, 2019, 07:26:01 pm
A prime example of what I was alluding to here. I am sure Richard Benyon had something important to say that he wanted us to hear. Sadly we will never know.


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/28107/newbury-mp-richard-benyon-i-m-trying-to-make-a-decision-on-what-i-think-is-right.html
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