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Barlow's Beef: Public enemy number one for over a century

Barlow's Beef: Public enemy number one for over a century

I did some research recently into public complaints to councils over the past century. As you would expect they have changed considerably over the years…
Barlow's Beef: The problem with democracy

Barlow's Beef: The problem with democracy

Unlike public 'consultations' where the end result is decided before the process begins. The problem with true democracy for politicians is it states…
Barlow's Beef: Devolution for dummies

Barlow's Beef: Devolution for dummies

I am sooooo disappointed. No... make that gutted to hear Cheshire East's ambitious devolution proposal has been put on hold. Along with Cheshire West…
Barlow's Beef: Has the EU debate left you confused?

Barlow's Beef: Has the EU debate left you confused?

Like most people I've swung this way and that on my voting intentions in the forthcoming EU Referendum. Over the past few weeks the quality of debate…
Barlow's Beef: No one likes a bad loser

Barlow's Beef: No one likes a bad loser

Isn't life interesting? You can be top of the pile for years, strutting your stuff before the world and then wham, there's a new kid on the block and…
Barlow's Beef: My Fawlty Towers retail experience

Barlow's Beef: My Fawlty Towers retail experience

This week my printer self-combusted leaving me unable to complete a number of outstanding jobs. With retailers under pressure from Internet sales I decided…
Barlow's Beef: Are we heading for a toilet war?

Barlow's Beef: Are we heading for a toilet war?

There's been a lot of odd stories in the news recently don't you think? None more so than the transgender toilet war raging across the USA which seems…
Barlow's Beef: Will Cheshire be obliterated or brought to heel?

Barlow's Beef: Will Cheshire be obliterated or brought to heel?

Stick with me on this week's article. It's like antibiotics... you won't feel better until you finish the course. Remember back in 2002 when President,…
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Barlow's Beef: Move along now there is nothing to see!

Barlow's Beef: Move along now there is nothing to see!

So...how did you get on? Did you cast your vote at for your Police and Crime Commissioner? This was the first time in my entire life I did not exercise…
Barlow's Beef: Bletchley Park could not decipher this

Barlow's Beef: Bletchley Park could not decipher this

Do you have any idea what this means? "integrating the operations and delivery teams thereby illuminating and reducing man marking and leveraging the…
Barlow's Beef: Chaos on Cheshire roads

Barlow's Beef: Chaos on Cheshire roads

We know that our roads are increasingly congested. We also know the cost to companies when staff are stuck in traffic. Pricing jobs is a nightmare for…
Reader's Letter: Cheshire East’s record is poor

Reader's Letter: Cheshire East’s record is poor

Cheshire East Council has shown many incompetencies by first running to a London-based agency to advise on local town planning (instead of using a local…
Barlow's Beef: Another stunning £800k loss from Cheshire East

Barlow's Beef: Another stunning £800k loss from Cheshire East

I was somewhat taken aback by the news emanating from the hallowed halls of Cheshire East this week: Cheshire East Council has entered into an agreement…
Barlow's Beef: Hands up any who understands the new Local Plan

Barlow's Beef: Hands up any who understands the new Local Plan

I've been having another look at the all-new improved top-of-the range Local Plan and I'm err... what's the word? Baffled, yes that's the one. Of all…
Reader's Letter: Potential loss of express train service to London

Reader's Letter: Potential loss of express train service to London

I have been following the Government's proposals for the high speed rail link, HS2, from London to Manchester and can appreciate the benefits that HS2…
Barlow's Beef: It's good to touch the green green grass of home (before it's gone)

Barlow's Beef: It's good to touch the green green grass of home (before it's gone)

I've just read a letter in our parish magazine urging residents to make representations during the public consultation period ending April 19. 'To date…
Barlow's Beef: Is Donald Trump heading our way?

Barlow's Beef: Is Donald Trump heading our way?

Does Donald Trump scare you? Does the thought of this misogynistic, crass megalomaniac becoming President of the United States fill you with dread? Yes...…