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12.50pm Saturday 7th December 2013
God rules the world, not the Americans!
11.36am Saturday 7th December 2013
Anger over dumping of ‘highly toxic’ asbestos
6.57pm Friday 6th December 2013
‘Bedroom tax’ has cost me Christmas, says disabled mum
After reading the article several times I reviewing my previous post I still can’t get my head around the basic facts…
“The tax resulted in a 14 per cent cut in her housing benefit, leaving her more than £12 a month out of pocket, and she is still uncertain of how much she owes in rent arrears because of the tax and she ended up paying £900 in savings set aside for Christmas to fund the move to their new home.”
I assume there is a mistake where the monthly payment should be in fact weekly (that is how my benefit is worked out). With some simple mathematics I sure Ms Taylor, or even her sixteen year old son, could work out how much she owed. I am certain that her housing association will have communicated this to her in any respect and if not she could have easily asked them to provide a statement. Having £900 savings would have easily paid that arrears (she still has to pay it anyway) and then had a little left over ‘for Christmas’.
“Since the bedroom tax was brought in she can no longer afford to buy her son a PlayStation 4 for Christmas.”
When the single room subsidy was introduced I’m sure the PlayStation 4 didn’t exist. And why is she blaming the introduction of the single room subsidy as the cause for being unable to buy it.
The real fact here is the subject of the spare room subsidy. Sadly the WN’s chosen article doesn’t really demonstrate a realistic affects it has on the vulnerable. There must be cases far more worthy that someone who can’t afford and electric toy. Please WN find a NEEDY not the GREADY subject to report the harsh way this benefit cuts are hitting people. The answer I have for Ms Taylor is, think yourself lucky you have a roof over your head, the company of your son, warmth, food and a regular income… budget, plan and please, stop moaning!
6.47pm Friday 6th December 2013
Vox populi wrote:
Personally I didn't think the PS4 offered much value for money. I'm sticking with my PS3 thanks...
6.11pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Woman punched her ex and new partner
Men need to wake up to the fact that in a world where they are consistently compelled to subjugate themselves and their rights to the demands of women, and where equality means little more than female advantage, if they are physically attacked by a women, they should exercise their right to defend themselves, and hit back. It's called self defence, and if women who behave in this aggressive manner towards men realised they could no longer do so with impunity, they might choose to revert to simply turning on the tears!
1.51pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
Make your pledge to beat domestic violence
In response to Darren M: Although the White Ribbon Campaign was set up as a global campaign to tackle violence against women and children The campaign in Worcestershire is aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse against women, men and children. At the events across the county during the campaign there is information for both female and male survivors of domestic abuse. In Worcestershire there are lots of services that support people affected by domestic abuse, including a dedicated service for male survivors of domestic abuse. There is also safe house accommodation for men in Worcestershire. Stonham provide this support for men and women (0845 155 0395). Most other countys do not provide support for men, however Worcestershire has always been inclusive in its approach to tackling domestic abuse (support is available regardless of gender or sexual orientation).
2.03pm Tuesday 26th November 2013
Hunt for Keith the seal put on hold
Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this Seal for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad Seal! Not like going down to the pond and chasing Ducks and Swans. This seal, swallow ya whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back the tourists, that'll put all your businesses on a payin' basis.
10.35am Sunday 24th November 2013
Leave Keith the seal in Severn, readers say
Peter Huntington wrote:
Time for the seal that`s preying upon salmon to go back to the estuary. Salmon are under stress. seals are far too numerous. Bye bye "Keith" and please don`t come back.
10.16am Saturday 23rd November 2013
10.12am Saturday 23rd November 2013
Opinion pieces don’t provoke discussion
9.53am Saturday 23rd November 2013
Worcester model secures breast implant payout
There's nothing appealing about this woman she should have to pay back the money to the taxpayer and why is she showing her nails for their disgusting and nothing to do with the storyBecause she wants to "look her best" and she probably thinks that someone is bound to want to buy this photo of her because she's awesome. Look at her facebook page, her status is saying that's she has seen two nice things and does anybody want to buy them for her. Nobody offered lol.
There's nothing appealing about this woman she should have to pay back the money to the taxpayer and why is she showing her nails for their disgusting and nothing to do with the story
7.14pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
I will lose my friends when café moves on
Young and wise :) wrote:
Still not fair on him
Others may suffer it may not just be one man speaking out against the move...
Do you know where exactly he lives.. No... So it may be closer for him to get to Orchard Road. Or it may be a case of having a routine which some disabled people have to have and rely on that to get through the day - and being out of that routine would effect some people.
Maybe in this instance it may be something like that, not just walking, as we could all say use the bus?
Consider outside of the box Hwicce! Not just what the paper tell you and lets you read...
Cause last time I checked papers dont gicve all the facts.
:) Peace, Love, Tea & Cupcakes!! :)
7.05pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
Walking to kick out domestic abuse
6.37pm Tuesday 19th November 2013
Traffic lights: let's bin 'em, says councillor
Hereford Voice wrote:
I suggest that you have a little peek at what the public think in their votes...:)
6.23pm Tuesday 19th November 2013
Student rowdies cause more misery
6.09pm Tuesday 19th November 2013
Poor people finding it difficult to heat homes
6.05pm Tuesday 19th November 2013
‘Somebody could die’ if ponies are not tethered
6.57pm Monday 18th November 2013
Disabled man is victim of ‘bus driver’s grudge’
This individual is 'Len Presely,' poor bus driver I say!
6.09pm Monday 18th November 2013
This extension has ruined our privacy, say angry couple
Maggie Would wrote:
This is definitely a First World problem......meanwhi
le in the Philippines, after the typhoon people are homeless and hungry....now that's real devastation!!You beat me to it, Pinkfluff.
This is definitely a First World problem......meanwhi
le in the Philippines, after the typhoon people are homeless and hungry....now that's real devastation!!
6.07pm Monday 18th November 2013
Tories have knocked £135 off my gas bill
4.41pm Monday 18th November 2013
Free pizza marked opening of new store
Then what are the fleet of mopeds outside the store for?
4.34pm Monday 18th November 2013
Ho ho ho! - Santa’s here!
Hwicce - how can Santa make personal appearances in December? He is too busy with present wrapping. He has to do the PR stuff in November.
4.19pm Monday 18th November 2013
12.22pm Sunday 17th November 2013
Taking centre stage for lights switch-on
7.43pm Thursday 14th November 2013
‘It would be wrong to glorify killer as a hero’
Pinkfluff the acronym wasn't lost on me I assure you.
1.20pm Thursday 14th November 2013
'Not of normal criminal elemence'... (assume that should say element?) ... What is that supposed to mean that its ok to be a thief, burglar, car thief, violent thug, drug dealer, fraudster, murderer etc? No one can ever condone sexual offenders but no one has the right to take or threaten another life.
7.58pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
Woman hurt in attempted robbery
7.51pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
Worcester home burgled while residents were on holiday
still doesn't give someone the right to go in and steal your belongings !
2.18pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
Worcester man gets two years for sex offences against girl, 15
Brummagem Bertie wrote:
Yes, it is a tragedy that there are now 4 more people who will suffer because of this man's crime. Crimes of this nature should result in immediate imprisonment, however, even if they were committed years ago. Many of the above comments seem to be arguing that married men with children should be treated differently to single men, or that crimes of this nature should be punished with community sentences. Both views are misguided, IMHO. Perpetrators cannot be allowed to believe that if they have a family of their own or their crime stays hidden long enough and they manage to start a family, that they will be treated leniently and differently to a single man. Knowing that such offending will attract imprisonment, if discovered, may deter some potential offenders and save others from having to experience what this girl, now woman, has had to endure for many years. As for Ardman, what this man did is simply not acceptable, whether his victim had a crush on him or not. He abused his position and a young girl, who was not old enough to consent, end of. Seeking to minimise or excuse his offending because of how his victim felt is no better than blaming how she is dressed, or that she wore make up and went down the pub. Would you be so keen to make excuses for a sex offender if the victim was a relative of yours?
2.14pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
Addicts 'shooting up' yards from police station
Sanity Man wrote:
DanMacc wrote: These poor people need to be given somewhere warm and safe that they can go and shoot up their drugs. It sickens me they are forced to sit out in the cold to take their drugs while these locals sit in the warmth of their houses judging them. Could we possibly set up a corner of one of the libraries in the hive as a metropolitan, cool, hip junkie hangout spot with a needle exchange and some fresh tourniquets? Or maybe turn one of the units in St Martins Quarter into something similar?? These are viable options that need to be explored.What a sick, sick idea from a very confused individual...!!
DanMacc wrote: These poor people need to be given somewhere warm and safe that they can go and shoot up their drugs. It sickens me they are forced to sit out in the cold to take their drugs while these locals sit in the warmth of their houses judging them. Could we possibly set up a corner of one of the libraries in the hive as a metropolitan, cool, hip junkie hangout spot with a needle exchange and some fresh tourniquets? Or maybe turn one of the units in St Martins Quarter into something similar?? These are viable options that need to be explored.
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