I see that the local Tories are continuing to lay into each other in the local press. This time it is all about a spat between current Tory Duncan Crow and his erstwhile colleague Karl Williamson who defected to UKIP. It really is like watching a football game between Argentina and Germany (or between Spurs […]
Entries Tagged as 'Local Papers'
February 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics
February 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Politics
While nothing I have heard about him makes me inclined to like him, I don’t think the news of Lenny Walker getting the sack as a cabinet member of Crawley council is a good thing. Specifically, it is not a good thing for potential whistleblowers out there. There are two possibilities – either Mr Walker […]
Eleven years into the 21st century (or ten depending on how pedantic you are) the West Sussex County Times has actually decided to think about moving into the 20th century. I have a track record of moaning about the ridulously large format of the WSCT and how impractical it is to read but I always […]
Tags: Local Papers
October 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life, Politics
Breakfast was made much more amusing today courtesy of the Crawley Observer and what the youth of today would no doubt call an epic fail. In such a busy environment as the Obby offices maybe it does only feel like a few months since May 2010…
August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics
I have a small readership here (which suits me and I try to keep it that way) but quite a few of them are, or have been, involved in local politics in Crawley or elsewhere. Maybe one of them can enlighten me on something. I am not trying to be provocative or make any sort […]
August 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
I have just seen the story, tucked away towards the back of the Crawley Observer, about Gordon Seekings getting married to Marcella. They may be Lib Dems, but still… all the best to them. I hope everything goes well.
August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a little about our MP, Henry Smith, and his ‘hyperactive abstention’. One of the local papers mentioned this and managed to get a response from Henry which was a masterpiece of political answers, showing a level of misdirection that a stage conjuror would be proud of.
April 8th, 2011 · 17 Comments · Politics, Technology
There are a few inconsistancies in the Crawley News story about county councillor expenses which are genuinely baffling. One councillor, Brenda Smith, claims that the council’s email system is a secure system which you can’t access using your own computer so you have to have county council hardware to access it. Another councillor, Duncan Crow, […]
February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
I see that Johnston Press has plans to re-organise and do all their subbing for the south-east region from Horsham.Â Locally this should not have any impact on the quality of our local papers, but I don’t think you can say the same for Portsmouth, Worthing or Hastings. Newsquest did the same thing last year, […]
Tags: Local Papers
December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life
I don’t know if Brian Gardner of Pound Hill is a real person or just a name the Crawley News made up as part of an attempt to bait liberals (with a small l).Â It would appear that there was a story in last week’s paper where somebody said they were gay but they don’t […]