Indy Column


IF YOU’VE not been on holiday for a year or two, steel yourself for a nasty surprise when you go to get your travel cash. Exchange rates are pretty rubbish these days so don’t expect loads of euros or dollars for your hard-earned dough. Exchange rates are one of those things in life that people …

SPRING has finally arrived. The first two weeks of April have delivered some impressive rarities in the UK. The West Country has fared reasonably well, the most popular sighting being a ‘flock’ of three Alpine Swifts on the Lizard. One appeared on April 5, building up to three on the 9th. While three have been …

CORNWALL Council will meet on April 17 to decide whether to plough £3m into the project to build a Stadium for Cornwall. The plan has caused controversy across the county. Here, Dicky Evans, owner of one of the partner organisations involved, Cornish Pirates, offers his answers to the critics…   This is a reply to …

THERE’S nothing worse than having to tell people they’ve been tricked out of their life savings – and there’s very little that can be done about it. Just last week, I spoke to a lady who’d been robbed as part of a telephone ‘vishing’ scam. She’d lost £80,000. The week previously, I’d spoken to a …

ADEN Flint’s decision to sign a new Bristol City contract during last week provided a huge boost at a difficult stage in the season. It has long been my belief that the club need to build hopes of playing in the Premier League around their defensive Colossus, who has proved such an inspiration at both …

MAJOR changes to the Championship, including a hugely controversial moratorium on promotion and relegation, look to be on the cards after it was revealed that consultants hired by the RFU to review all aspects of the struggling competition are set to report their findings. At the most recent RFU Council meeting on February 9, Nigel …

SOME people refuse to admit their mistakes, let alone learn from them. So as I watched the tragedy unfold of a disgruntled shooter in the USA going on a killing spree at a school I had a grim sense we’d been here before. Most of the blame lies with a gun lobby that insists on …

If you’re the owner of a second home in the West Country, I’d stop reading this if I was you, because you’re not going to like it. This is a true story and it is a sad damnation of our times. Close to where I live in Dorset there is a bloke who will be …