Category: Video

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Two District Councils record Zero Rough Sleepers

Julian Greenbank

On the 31 December 2021, the Districts Councils of the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire both recorded zero ‘rough sleepers‘ (people sleeping on the streets) for the first time since 2013. This achievement comes after the Liberal Democrats won control of both councils. In South Oxfordshire they formed a coalition with the Greens. […]

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Colston Four acquitted by Jury

Julian Greenbank

On 5 January 2022, at the Bristol Crown Court, the Colston Four were found innocent of any criminal damage. They were on trial for toppling the statue (as reported in July 2020 by West England Bylines) of Edward Colston, a slave-selling merchant who gave a significant amount of money to the City in his will. […]

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Churchill called for a United Europe

Jon Danzig

Ed: Jon Danzig posts a daily video on the state of Britain. This one shows Sir Winston Churchill’s Zurich speech of 1946 proposing the formation of the “United States of Europe” and his grandson Nicholas Soames’ impassioned speech to Parliament in 2016 pleading for Britain to stay in Europe. It was 75 years ago today […]

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Let’s Go Change the World – We need Leadership in Opposition

Julian Greenbank

UK Politics has changed a lot since the days of Blair, Kennedy and Major. Right now, we live under a Tory rule where the Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministers seem to be doing everything they can to remove our rights and change what we know to be British into their own vision of what […]

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Why a Rural Bus Service is Essential

Julian Greenbank

As the West England Bylines ‘roving reporter’, I interviewed George Richmond who wrote this article about rural bus services back in February – https://westenglandbylines.co.uk/rural-communities-cut-off-by-cuts/. I asked him why he is passionate about rural bus services and why wanted to write the article. George told me that he believes that good reliable rural bus services can make […]

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Businesses in Gloucester Road, Bristol tell us how they survived

Julian Greenbank

>>> With Video <<< Write to us at editor@westenglandbylines.co.uk With over a year since the pandemic struck, how have independent businesses managed to weather the lockdowns and other restrictions? We took our cameras down the iconic Gloucester Road in Bristol and asked some business owners how it was for them. We got quite differing responses; two […]