Outhouse destroyed in Ham cottage fire

Somerset County Gazette: Outhouse destroyed in Ham cottage fire Outhouse destroyed in Ham cottage fire

A TUMBLE dryer sparked a fire at an outhouse in Ham, near Wellington.

The blaze, caused accidentally, destroyed the building at Castle Cottages late on Monday (December 30) evening but nobody was injured, a fire spokesman said.

 

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3:10pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Somerset,SocialistParty says...

Isn't it 'funny' how the Somerset County GAZETTE invites comments about a reported 'accidental' fire involving a tumble dryer, yet 'strangely' appears uninterested in readers' views and opinions on the report that covers chief fire officer Lee Howell, head of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, receiving the Queen's Fire Service Medal for apparent ahem...'services' to the emergency services.

The Somerset County Gazette article reports that "the chief fire officer who has seen his firefighters embroiled in strike action was given some cheer when he was recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List".

'Strange' how the Somerset County Gazette: a 'newspaper' that fraudulently claims to be the voice of the Somerset community is not interested in the views of local Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) members and other workers in Somerset.

It would of course be the height of naivete to expect a 'newspaper' which is owned and controlled by the £multi-million Newsquest, a company which remains firmly in the grip of the corporations to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with our communities' firefighters and service users.

Another glaring example of why the millions of politically disenfranchised workers need a new mass workers' party: the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is a step towards this. To find out more about TUSC visit:
www.tusc.org.uk
Isn't it 'funny' how the Somerset County GAZETTE invites comments about a reported 'accidental' fire involving a tumble dryer, yet 'strangely' appears uninterested in readers' views and opinions on the report that covers chief fire officer Lee Howell, head of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, receiving the Queen's Fire Service Medal for apparent ahem...'services' to the emergency services. The Somerset County Gazette article reports that "the chief fire officer who has seen his firefighters embroiled in strike action was given some cheer when he was recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List". 'Strange' how the Somerset County Gazette: a 'newspaper' that fraudulently claims to be the voice of the Somerset community is not interested in the views of local Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) members and other workers in Somerset. It would of course be the height of naivete to expect a 'newspaper' which is owned and controlled by the £multi-million Newsquest, a company which remains firmly in the grip of the corporations to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with our communities' firefighters and service users. Another glaring example of why the millions of politically disenfranchised workers need a new mass workers' party: the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is a step towards this. To find out more about TUSC visit: www.tusc.org.uk Somerset,SocialistParty

3:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Cyber__Fug says...

Cheap shot ! Ah the good old TUSC ! They were beaten in Eastleigh by the Elvis loves Pets party.
Cheap shot ! Ah the good old TUSC ! They were beaten in Eastleigh by the Elvis loves Pets party. Cyber__Fug

4:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Somerset,SocialistParty says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
Cheap shot ! Ah the good old TUSC ! They were beaten in Eastleigh by the Elvis loves Pets party.
How 'curiously' selective of you Cyber_Fug to only allude to the one election result from hundreds. An election result that reflects your apparent political hostility to the idea of a mass workers' party: a party of the millions and not the millionaires!

You 'forgot' to mention the two TUSC candidates elected in Walsall!!

Have provided a bit more background below; thanks for providing us with the opportunity though!

2011 Local Elections:

TUSC stood 174 candidates in the May 2011 council elections. In thirteen seats TUSC polled over 10% and in over a quarter polled more than 5%. The average vote was 5.2%.

2012 Local Elections:

TUSC stood 132 candidates in 38 councils, with 17 candidates for the Greater London Assembly. Two TUSC-backed candidates were elected, Michael Lavalette in Preston and Peter Smith in Walsall. In the council elections in England and Wales TUSC candidates averaged 6.2% of the poll. Tony Mulhearn, one of the 47 Liverpool Councillors who refused to set a budget for the council, and led a campaign of defiance of the Conservative government in the 1980s stood as the candidate for Mayor of Liverpool, coming fifth with 4.86% of the vote. In Scotland, 38 candidates stood in nine councils as the Scottish Anti-Cuts Coalition (SACC) The TUSC campaign for the Greater London Assembly was launched by Bob Crow of the RMT and Matt Wrack of the FBU, and candidates included Alex Gordon President of the RMT Trade Union, and April Ashley a member of the UNISON National executive.

2013 Local Elections:

A TOTAL of 120 candidates contested the English local elections on May 2nd under the TUSC umbrella, 5% of the seats. In addition, TUSC stood a candidate in the Doncaster mayoral contest and two candidates in council by-elections that were held on the same day. It was mainly county councils up for election this year, overwhelmingly Conservative controlled. The TUSC candidate for the mayor of Doncaster, Mary Jackson, polled 1,916 votes in Ed Miliband’s ‘backyard’ (he is the MP for Doncaster North). She was in sixth place, ahead of the Liberal Democrats and not far short of the other ‘party of government’, the Tories, who polled 2,811 votes.



www.tusc.org.uk
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Cheap shot ! Ah the good old TUSC ! They were beaten in Eastleigh by the Elvis loves Pets party.[/p][/quote]How 'curiously' selective of you Cyber_Fug to only allude to the one election result from hundreds. An election result that reflects your apparent political hostility to the idea of a mass workers' party: a party of the millions and not the millionaires! You 'forgot' to mention the two TUSC candidates elected in Walsall!! Have provided a bit more background below; thanks for providing us with the opportunity though! 2011 Local Elections: TUSC stood 174 candidates in the May 2011 council elections. In thirteen seats TUSC polled over 10% and in over a quarter polled more than 5%. The average vote was 5.2%. 2012 Local Elections: TUSC stood 132 candidates in 38 councils, with 17 candidates for the Greater London Assembly. Two TUSC-backed candidates were elected, Michael Lavalette in Preston and Peter Smith in Walsall. In the council elections in England and Wales TUSC candidates averaged 6.2% of the poll. Tony Mulhearn, one of the 47 Liverpool Councillors who refused to set a budget for the council, and led a campaign of defiance of the Conservative government in the 1980s stood as the candidate for Mayor of Liverpool, coming fifth with 4.86% of the vote. In Scotland, 38 candidates stood in nine councils as the Scottish Anti-Cuts Coalition (SACC) The TUSC campaign for the Greater London Assembly was launched by Bob Crow of the RMT and Matt Wrack of the FBU,[27] and candidates included Alex Gordon President of the RMT Trade Union, and April Ashley a member of the UNISON National executive. 2013 Local Elections: A TOTAL of 120 candidates contested the English local elections on May 2nd under the TUSC umbrella, 5% of the seats. In addition, TUSC stood a candidate in the Doncaster mayoral contest and two candidates in council by-elections that were held on the same day. It was mainly county councils up for election this year, overwhelmingly Conservative controlled. The TUSC candidate for the mayor of Doncaster, Mary Jackson, polled 1,916 votes in Ed Miliband’s ‘backyard’ (he is the MP for Doncaster North). She was in sixth place, ahead of the Liberal Democrats and not far short of the other ‘party of government’, the Tories, who polled 2,811 votes. www.tusc.org.uk Somerset,SocialistParty

4:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Somerset,SocialistParty says...

Come to the TUSC 2014 Local Elections conference on February 1st

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is holding a one-day conference on Saturday February 1st to prepare for our widest ever local elections challenge.

Next May there will be elections in England for over 4,000 councillors in local authorities across the country. To get what the BBC calls 'balanced media coverage', parties need to contest 15% of the seats up for election - that means 625 TUSC candidates. Could you be one of those?

Come along to the conference and meet other prospective candidates and TUSC supporters who are building an alternative to the austerity parties in their areas.

www.tusc.org.uk
Come to the TUSC 2014 Local Elections conference on February 1st The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is holding a one-day conference on Saturday February 1st to prepare for our widest ever local elections challenge. Next May there will be elections in England for over 4,000 councillors in local authorities across the country. To get what the BBC calls 'balanced media coverage', parties need to contest 15% of the seats up for election - that means 625 TUSC candidates. Could you be one of those? Come along to the conference and meet other prospective candidates and TUSC supporters who are building an alternative to the austerity parties in their areas. www.tusc.org.uk Somerset,SocialistParty

5:21pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Guy Smiley says...

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11:51pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Freetalk says...

Well done Lee your doing a great job under the circumstances.
Well done Lee your doing a great job under the circumstances. Freetalk

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