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Thoughts on Nelson Mandela by a Former Resident of South Africa

Thu 12 Dec '13, 10:18
By Derek Hudson

Derek Hudson, a Wincanton resident who lived in South Africa in his youth, shares his views about Nelson Mandela, whose recent death has been in the news.

The Olympic Opening Ceremony - A Time to Weep?

Thu 30 Aug '12, 18:04
By John Baxter
The Olympic Opening Ceremony - A Time to Weep?

John Baxter reflects on the Olympic Opening Ceremony and describes how he went from originally denouncing the London Games as an appalling waste of money to enjoying an emotional and uplifting experience.

Exclusive Jubilee Scoop - Where the Windsor's Really Went

Fri 15 Jun '12, 13:31
By John Baxter
Exclusive Jubilee Scoop - Where the Windsor's Really Went

So you thought the Queen and the Duke were in London for the whole Jubilee? I can tell you exclusively what really happened.

HM Customs and Revenue, or Con Artists? Beat The Scams

Mon 14 May '12, 13:36
By John Smith
HM Customs and Revenue, or Con Artists? Beat The Scams

Have you received an e-mail from HM Revenue and Customs recently telling you that they owe you £1578.25? I did. As usual, all is not quite what it seems.

Local History Project Requires Old Wincanton Photos or Postcards

Fri 20 Apr '12, 15:15
By Andrew Eldred-Tyler
Local History Project Requires Old Wincanton Photos or Postcards

My name is Andrew Eldred-Tyler and I am a local historian researching Wincanton's history - I would like to hear from anyone who has any old photographs and postcards of Old Wincanton (pre-1962) that I may borrow and scan.

Reasons to be Cheerful

Thu 29 Mar '12, 20:20
By Steve Lee
Reasons to be Cheerful

Having 'dipped my toe', into supporting the Wincanton Window I find myself wanting to do more. Returning home today I stopped off to enjoy the view from the seating area near to the 'Old Faithful' Memorial.

Are You Paying Too Much For Your Phone Calls?

Sat 3 Mar '12, 15:25
By John Smith
Are You Paying Too Much For Your Phone Calls?

Have you ever stopped and thought about how much you pay for your phone calls and have you thought about who gets that money?

Drawing a Line in The Sand in 2012

Fri 6 Jan '12, 16:23
By John Smith
Drawing a Line in The Sand in 2012

A line in the sand is a simple stroke with the finger. How often have we done that on a visit to the beach? Can a line in the sand be really important? The New Year presents us with an amazing opportunity.

Your Bank in Your Community

Mon 19 Dec '11, 22:25
By John Smith
Your Bank in Your Community

How involved is your bank in the local community? Does your bank add to your community? I'm afraid that my experience of banks contributing to the life of the local community is less than sparkling.

Christmas - The Other Side of the Festivities

Fri 9 Dec '11, 14:20
By John Smith
Christmas - The Other Side of the Festivities

Christmas is a great time of year for the vast majority. It's a time of giving and receiving of gifts between families and loved ones. But like many of life's situations there is another side to the festivities.

Worldwide Debt Crisis - A Failure of Governments

Mon 5 Dec '11, 10:44
By Nick Colbert
Worldwide Debt Crisis - A Failure of Governments

One failure of democracy is that political parties, particularly left of centre ones, try and gain votes by bribing the electorate with money they do not have.

Call Centres - Don't You Just Love Them?

Tue 22 Nov '11, 21:05
By John Smith
Call Centres - Don't You Just Love Them?

I love to receive phone calls from family and friends, or even from companies and organisations that I am interested in. However, there is a type of call that I absolutely hate with a vengeance. Unsolicited calls from call centres.

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