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Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, accused Ofgem of being too concerned about the big energy firms rather than consumers who are paying soaring bills.   He said: “Ofgem has to remember that it is supposed to put customers first, not the major energy suppliers, many of whom have posted sky-high profits […]

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School-run wars

by Ian Shires on 23 May, 2022

The issue of “the school-run” has once again come to the fore on local social media. Nowhere more so than in the Furzebank area of Short Heath, Willenhall. A fair point was raised by one contributor as to why it is Walsall Council hadn’t sent in traffic wardens to deal with the problem? At first […]

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The NHS is dying… it’s about the workforce

by Ian Shires on 21 May, 2022

Whenever the government is challenged on its general lack of interest in the future of our NHS they reel out their “We are spending £billions on new hospitals training nurses and doctors” etc etc etc. We all know that the truth is, as with most things this poor excuse for a government turns its attention […]

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It’s taken 11 months of work by 12 full-time officers and input from many others along the way, to delve through piles of responses to questionnaires, CCTV footage and other evidence submitted to the MET for their enquiry. It cost the public purse £460,000 and resulted in 126 referrals for fixed penalty notices. So, that’s […]

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Tories, the party of low taxes – really?

by Ian Shires on 14 May, 2022

While Conservatives spend hours debating pointless new laws with no plans to help with the cost of living, their unfair tax rises are costing working families £1.6 million an hour.

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Liberal Democrats were the real winners in Thursday’s Local Election Across the country people have shown that they are sick and tired of being taken for granted, Whether it’s the PartyGate scandals, whether it’s Misleading Parliament, whether it’s the cost of living crisis, or running our health services into the ground, people have shown that […]

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Controversial Laws rammed through Parliament

by Ian Shires on 4 May, 2022

The Elections Bill gained Royal Assent this week (thereby becoming the Elections Act). 🗳 This Act introduces the need for photographic id even though the number of cases of impersonation is ridiculous small, this is really about disenfranchising some the of poorest and most marginalised in society. The Act also reduces voter choice by removing […]

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Walsall Fire Service – Safe and Well checks

by Ian Shires on 3 May, 2022

Saw this from Walsall Fire Station  thought I’d share it with you, could be useful for those of you living in the Walsall MBC area. If you don’t, then perhaps try your local fire station. Safe and well visit with FREE Smoke Alarm’s & Carbon Monoxide Detector’s available from Walsall Fire Station, DM us your name […]

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Lib Dem Councils top the tables for recycling

by Ian Shires on 3 May, 2022

The Conservatives controlling Walsall Council make all sorts of claims as to how good they are when it comes to recycling. If that was the case then why are they nowhere to be seen amongst the top performing councils?

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Thursday 5th May 2022. Was there something you really needed to be doing on this date? Certainly, if you want to safeguard living in a free, fair and open society is important to you. A society that values its liberty, equality and sense of community there is. Thursday 5th May is the day you get […]

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