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Polling stations now closed, and that's us done for today too.

Thanks for following this election day blog, we'll be back to keep you up to date as the results come in tomorrow.

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More Tea Vicar says

pronstar wrote:
Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it?

According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy.
The uk was in very serious trouble in the 70's, pre Thatcher. She didn't ruin it. It was a wreck. We are an ok-ish economy now. We were a basket case then. The only thing that hasn't changed is that Labour was a joke then and still is.

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chris4536: We'll have traditional news report and analysis for you in the paper tomorrow and Saturday. We like to do cutting edge AND old-fashioned!

from Worcester News

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chris4536 says

This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result
lowers the standard of the paper.
Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting.
Thank you

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Jabbadad says

YEP VOTE FOR MORE CUTS VOTE CONSERVATIVE

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So, it looks like most people are intending to vote today... Are you?

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Another private voter... It's still as common as ever it seems?
 

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I bet the polling stations are 'hotting up'!
 

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However, clearly not everyone is quite so forthcoming.
 
Do many people still keep how they vote a secret? I remember my mother being the same, but I've never really thought about it.
 

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Our very own Tom Edwards is lose on the streets of Worcester asking people how they're voting.

It's definitely not an excuse to soak up the sunshine...

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Commenting on our Facebook page, Emily Coulson reitterated an earlier comment about a lack of information provided by candidates in the run-up to today's polling.

She said: "One leaflet, yet I have 5 candidates. I have no idea what each candidate is standing for, what they plan to do if elected, and what they have done.

"I've no idea what they look like, would not even know them if I saw them. Hence why I'm reluctant to vote also."

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11:35am Thu 2 May 13

Arthur Blenkinsop says

And Labour missed the oportunity to do anything constructive at all during their last disasterous reign. They ran up the biggest national debt ever, sold all of our gold reserve at the lowest price ever, precided over the biggest fall in education standards, the biggest widening of the wages gap ever. And, to top it all off, let the highest earners get away with only paying 40p/£ for all but the last month of their term.
Having said that, there's none of them worth a spit IMO!

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pronstar says

Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it?

According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy.

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Windy Miller says

Labour destroyed this Nations economy even our grandchildren will be paying for it, why vote them in ever again?

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Happy birthday! Perhaps people should post cards in the ballot boxes along with their voting slip?
 

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Are there any unusual polling stations out there? Pubs? Hotels? Shops?

Are people queueing around the block to tick a box? Or is your polling station looking decidedly empty this morning?

Send us pictures of your polling stations. Either tweet them using #WNelections or click here to email them to us.

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Right on!
 

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Meanwhile, at St George's Primary School,  Worcester...
 

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Redditch Borough and Worcestershire County Councillor Juliet Brunner is combining her doorstepping efforts with dog-walking duties. A cunning plan.
 

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On our Facebook page, Jane Frost has commented, voicing an opinion I'm sure rings true in many households across the county...

"I have only had one election leaflet through my door and that was from someone who still hasnt done what he promised to do before the last election so I dont know who to vote for"

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In the interests of fairness, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have yet to tweet.

Nor has the Green Party.

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To be fair, David Cameron is winning in the 'early-rise' stakes, as his tweet went out an hour before Mr Miliband's...
 

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Labour leader Ed Miliband, fresh from his soapbox appearance in Worcester last week, is up and at 'em this morning...
 

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Good morning!

Worcestershire heads to the polls today to decide who will represent them in local politics.

It's chilly out there, but have you already braved the cold and cast your vote? Or are you not bothering at all?

Let us know...

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11:13am Thu 2 May 13

Windy Miller says...

Labour destroyed this Nations economy even our grandchildren will be paying for it, why vote them in ever again?
Labour destroyed this Nations economy even our grandchildren will be paying for it, why vote them in ever again? Windy Miller
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11:24am Thu 2 May 13

pronstar says...

Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it?

According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy.
Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it? According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy. pronstar
  • Score: 0

11:35am Thu 2 May 13

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

And Labour missed the oportunity to do anything constructive at all during their last disasterous reign. They ran up the biggest national debt ever, sold all of our gold reserve at the lowest price ever, precided over the biggest fall in education standards, the biggest widening of the wages gap ever. And, to top it all off, let the highest earners get away with only paying 40p/£ for all but the last month of their term.
Having said that, there's none of them worth a spit IMO!
And Labour missed the oportunity to do anything constructive at all during their last disasterous reign. They ran up the biggest national debt ever, sold all of our gold reserve at the lowest price ever, precided over the biggest fall in education standards, the biggest widening of the wages gap ever. And, to top it all off, let the highest earners get away with only paying 40p/£ for all but the last month of their term. Having said that, there's none of them worth a spit IMO! Arthur Blenkinsop
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1:42pm Thu 2 May 13

Jabbadad says...

YEP VOTE FOR MORE CUTS VOTE CONSERVATIVE
YEP VOTE FOR MORE CUTS VOTE CONSERVATIVE Jabbadad
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6:19pm Thu 2 May 13

chris4536 says...

This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result
lowers the standard of the paper.
Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting.
Thank you
This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result lowers the standard of the paper. Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting. Thank you chris4536
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Thu 2 May 13

More Tea Vicar says...

pronstar wrote:
Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it?

According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy.
The uk was in very serious trouble in the 70's, pre Thatcher. She didn't ruin it. It was a wreck. We are an ok-ish economy now. We were a basket case then. The only thing that hasn't changed is that Labour was a joke then and still is.
[quote][p][bold]pronstar[/bold] wrote: Surely you mean Thatcher ruined it? According to a recent PWC report, she missed the opportunity to create a sovereign wealth fund of nearly half a trillion pounds from North Sea Oil revenues, choosing instead to give it away in tax breaks for the wealthy.[/p][/quote]The uk was in very serious trouble in the 70's, pre Thatcher. She didn't ruin it. It was a wreck. We are an ok-ish economy now. We were a basket case then. The only thing that hasn't changed is that Labour was a joke then and still is. More Tea Vicar
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Thu 2 May 13

More Tea Vicar says...

chris4536 wrote:
This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result
lowers the standard of the paper.
Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting.
Thank you
Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do?
[quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result lowers the standard of the paper. Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting. Thank you[/p][/quote]Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do? More Tea Vicar
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11:59pm Thu 2 May 13

chris4536 says...

More Tea Vicar wrote:
chris4536 wrote:
This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result
lowers the standard of the paper.
Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting.
Thank you
Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do?
Your right about being of a certain age,however I am not complaining about the medium itself.....it's what said (or not said) that annoys me. I really do think that the "reporting" is total rubbish and a total wast of time....very surprised the editor allows it.
[quote][p][bold]More Tea Vicar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result lowers the standard of the paper. Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting. Thank you[/p][/quote]Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do?[/p][/quote]Your right about being of a certain age,however I am not complaining about the medium itself.....it's what said (or not said) that annoys me. I really do think that the "reporting" is total rubbish and a total wast of time....very surprised the editor allows it. chris4536
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8:06am Fri 3 May 13

More Tea Vicar says...

chris4536 wrote:
More Tea Vicar wrote:
chris4536 wrote:
This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result
lowers the standard of the paper.
Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting.
Thank you
Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do?
Your right about being of a certain age,however I am not complaining about the medium itself.....it's what said (or not said) that annoys me. I really do think that the "reporting" is total rubbish and a total wast of time....very surprised the editor allows it.
Well, I suppose it does allow for a fairly fluid and interactive approach, allowing various news and views to be heard in real time.

How much we learn from it is the big question, and as with 24 hour tv news, more is sometimes less.

I think the WN's web presence in general is pretty good. I'm in two minds about twitter, though. Be interesting to see if they still use it in a few years' time.
[quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Tea Vicar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: This Twitter "reporting" is a complete load of inane rubbish ,and as a result lowers the standard of the paper. Please let us have some proper (old fashioned) reporting. Thank you[/p][/quote]Maybe it's our age. Sorry to sound presumptious about yours. That said, my teenage acquaintances think twitter is crap and don't use it. Maybe wrinklies and pimplies don't like it and middies do?[/p][/quote]Your right about being of a certain age,however I am not complaining about the medium itself.....it's what said (or not said) that annoys me. I really do think that the "reporting" is total rubbish and a total wast of time....very surprised the editor allows it.[/p][/quote]Well, I suppose it does allow for a fairly fluid and interactive approach, allowing various news and views to be heard in real time. How much we learn from it is the big question, and as with 24 hour tv news, more is sometimes less. I think the WN's web presence in general is pretty good. I'm in two minds about twitter, though. Be interesting to see if they still use it in a few years' time. More Tea Vicar
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10:13am Fri 3 May 13

chris4536 says...

agreed More Tea Vicar !
agreed More Tea Vicar ! chris4536
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