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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM | Registered Commentertomo


It's my recollection that Hazel Savage encountered significant resistance to investigating Fred West from more senior officers. There were allegations around at the time that Rose had entertained officers at Cromwell Street who should've been out pounding the streets of Gloucester in the cold and rain....

As for Thacker ... I cannot begin to elaborate my loathing for her and her progressive municipal CP ilk. I do wonder if she's found a new council nest somewhere.

An aside - are there any lurkers here with experience of council / local government accounting practice?

as far as biomass is concerned it's my understanding that even if one includes food acreage - biomass could only just supply 20%-ish of the material required to replace present fossil consumption - a relationship that to what's left of my mind indicates that nuclear power is the way to go....

Mar 20, 2018 at 3:06 PM | Registered Commentertomo

3:30pm R4
Anything made from oil can now be made from trees, so is a new age of wood about to dawn?

Mar 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Cold spot, not coal spot.

Mar 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Remember Joyce Thacker of Rochdale Council Children's Services?

Mar 20, 2018 at 2:12 AM | tomo

This incompetent?

As opposed to the very competent Hazel Savage

"On Feb. 24, police came knocking on the Wests' door, in search of the couple's oldest child, Heather, who had vanished in 1987 at age 16.

Both parents insisted that their daughter had become a rebellious drug addict and run away. They never bothered to report her missing.

Police did not buy it. Led by Detective Constable Hazel Savage, authorities had been eying 25 Cromwell for years, alerted to the possibility of a murder because of rumors that Heather was "under the patio." Over the years, Savage had gathered evidence enough for a warrant to dig up the backyard.

After a day of entertaining the police, Fred asked them to take him to the station, where he admitted to accidentally strangling his child in the heat of an argument. He first tried stuffing his daughter's corpse into a garbage bin, but she was too big. So he got a saw and cut her down to size, starting with her head, which he sawed and twisted off.

Fred offered specifics on where to dig for Heather's remains. Sure enough, in a hole under the patio, the shovels hit bone. But when the pathologist went in to take a look he found something disturbing.

There was an extra femur."

Mar 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie


Like far too many of the UK's public servants - our politicians expose themselves as not fit for purpose - yet again.

The way that these people delude themselves as a substitute for actually doing some research and analysis work just repeats endlessly it seems. Explaining themselves and their rationales for arriving at decisions is beneath their dignity it would seem - and then the truth that they just made it up creeps out after the deeds are done....

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:56 PM | Registered Commentertomo


UK Energy policy serves Putin - correct I also venture that UK Energy policy also serves Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The opinion I have seen in serious energy publications is that nobody in their right minds would put themselves under contract to the fuckwits running UK energy policy. As I understand it any fresh CCGT units would be hamstrung by supply arrangements to the point where not only are they insuring / supporting renewables for no return - when the do run their tariffs are so depressed that they can barely make any margins to cover operating expenses.

It isn't a good situation and it will take a serious crisis to adjust perceptions all round. The holy cow approach to renewables need euthanising urgently.

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:54 PM | Registered Commentertomo

So Stew what wacky story have the WWF thought up to promote this years Earth Hour ??
"Some of the UK’s best-loved dishes
– including fish and chips and chicken tikka masala – could be under threat as a result of #climatechange "
Have a bonfire instead

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:40 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

One of Cameron's announcements very soon after becoming leader of the Tory Party was to ditch the policy of taking back control of UK waters, which had been part of the 2005 manifesto. It was an early sign of his true colours. Until open borders became an issue under Blair, the betrayal of UK fishing by Heath was pretty near top of the list of reasons for opposition to EU membership; for May, Davis and co to be prepared to surrender on such a key issue is quite staggering.

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

Tomo , that rather contradicts her article yesterday about only coal keeping us going thru the coal spot.

Subsidy-FULL renewables
Are the reason why building big gas-fired power stations (CCGT), has been slower than UK needs
Investors afraid of mad UK politicians changing rules to privilege solar/wind gimmicks even more whilst not opening up fracking.
UK Energy policy serves Putin

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:09 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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