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Thinking of the Brave People of Ukraine

Thinking of the Brave People of Ukraine

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Conservative Party Association ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for a claim brought by Richard Nightingale

Conservative Party Association ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for a claim brought by Richard Nightingale

Conservative Party Association ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for a claim brought by Richard Nightingale It is, what has been called, an extremely important ruling, a Court ordered that nearly £10,000 be paid in compensation, a claim brought by Richard Nightingale. Richard was suspended from the Conservative Party in 2020, which was widely reported by BBC Points West. Richard Nightingale was suspended after uncovering a financial irregularity concerning a bank account, controlled by Mr John Penrose MP. Within 24 hours of this report, Richard was suspended from his position and he received an email warning him not to discuss the issue with anyone. Richard Nightingale says, ‘this is an extremely important ruling and, in my view, shows that my suspension was completely wrong. Upon identifying, in 2020, that an additional sum of nearly £35,000 was found in a bank account on which John Penrose PM was a signatory, I thought I was doing exactly the right thing by reporting this financial irregularity.” “Instead, I was treated appallingly, suspended from my supervisory and monitoring position and told I must not discuss the matter, although others were free to say exactly what they liked. I had absolutely no support from John Penrose MP and even worse, he has never given a public explanation about this money; also the fact that I was told not to discuss the matter with anyone, made me feel that my concerns were being covered up.” “I am in no doubt that the report of financial irregularity was a whistle-blowing report and should have received protection under legislation, but this protection was dismissed by the Conservative Party. Quite frankly, it felt that they had declared outright hostilities on me and anyone else who repeated what I had said. It then felt that the matter was simply whitewashed over and no-one was held to account.” “How people can behave in this way is absolutely appalling, but what this has shown me is that legislation to protect individuals who raise concerns, simply does not work! Even BBC Points West ignored the legislation and failed to report all the facts in 2020. This then made it difficult to hold the Conservative Party and John Penrose MP to account. In my view, the story was reported by the BBC in this way due to political bias by BBC Points West and the Reporter Dickon Hooper.” [...............]
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Increase in House Sales – Rental Market Stable – February 2022

Increase in House Sales – Rental Market Stable – February 2022

Good afternoon, I hope you’re keeping safe and well. Last week we saw increases week on week of the number of properties coming on to the market For Sale. We’ve also seen an increase in the number of Sales being agreed week on week. There has now been a steady increase on both fronts since mid January. The number of sales being agreed has also been increasing year on year, with more properties agreeing a sale last week, when compared to February 2021. The rental market isn’t as strong as the sales market however. Last week we saw fewer properties listed To Let than the same week in February 2021. We also saw fewer properties become Let Agreed. However, this volume last week was still up on the same week last year. One thing to note on these year on year stats is there is beginning to be a lot of talk about the UK changing it’s way of life. Therefore, if I was to look at year on year comparisons any further from here, we will hopefully see increase after increase for this year for the next few months. I have to conclude that the housing market, is beginning to find it's feet again, after an extremely difficult period. Take care everyone. Your Exclusive Housing Market News [...............]
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Barry receiving his Community Champion Award from Richard Nightingale

Barry receiving his Community Champion Award from Richard Nightingale

Community Champions Winner 2021-2022, Barry Edwards Barry’s nominator said, I would like to nominate Barry Edwards for a Community Champions Award. Barry runs a successful business, caring for the elderly, but still finds the time to help out the local community. He is heavily involved with Quakers, who opened up in the midst of a storm to ensure that the homeless population had a warm, safe place to sleep. He, along with volunteers, run the soup kitchen providing hot meals to local residents, vulnerable adults and the homeless. Barry has been a trustee at Somewhere to Go for many years and has fought tirelessly to help the vulnerable rough sleepers of our town move forward into accommodation. He is highly respected, supportive, a friend, a listening ear and a warrior in our community and has been for so many years. He is the driving force behind many a project in Weston-super-Mare, often without reward. I would love a little recognition for Barry and for him to know that his hard work, dedication and determination does not go unnoticed. I hope that you will consider this nomination. Richard Nightingale, Community Champions Founder said, “Barry is a very worthy winner of the 2021 and 2022 Community Champion’s Awards and my heart felt congratulations to him.” Barry’s nominator said, I would like to nominate Barry Edwards for a Community Champions Award. Barry runs a successful business, caring for the elderly, but still finds the time to help out the local community. He is heavily involved with Quakers, who opened up in the midst of a storm to ensure that the homeless population had a warm, safe place to sleep. He, along with volunteers, run the soup kitchen providing hot meals to local residents, vulnerable adults and the homeless. Barry has been a trustee at Somewhere to Go for many years and has fought tirelessly to help the vulnerable rough sleepers of our town move forward into accommodation. He is highly respected, supportive, a friend, a listening ear and a warrior in our community and has been for so many years. He is the driving force behind many a project in Weston-super-Mare, often without reward. I would love a little recognition for Barry and for him to know that his hard work, dedication and determination does not go unnoticed. I hope that you will consider this nomination. Richard Nightingale, Community Champions Founder said, “Barry is a very worthy winner of the 2021 and 2022 Community Champion’s Awards and my heart felt congratulations goes to him. " “I have been so pleased to see, in this year's round of Community Champions, recognition given to a number of new projects and groups, who involve large numbers of community spirited residents, all working tirelessly to help others. Only by working together can we address some of the issues that challenge our daily lives and I do hope this will grow in the future. Our winners are exceptional champions of the community and besides the groups there are many worthy [...............]
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Richard Nightingale forced to step back due to ill health

Richard Nightingale forced to step back due to ill health

After 30 years at the head of Nightingale Removals and Storage Ltd, Richard Nightingale steps back due to a recent deterioration in his health. Roger Nightingale, Richard’s father, will be supporting the business in Richard’s absence. Richard said, “this has all been very sudden and it is an extremely sad day. I want to thank everyone, especially the medical staff who have looked after me. I know my father Roger and the skilled and capable staff at Nightingale’s, will carry on the long tradition of professional removals and quality storage. None of Nightingale’s activities or customers will be affected and I look forward to watching the business growing from strength to strength in the future.” [...............]
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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