Torbay Life

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Online thieft

Personally I am not a big fan of Council Tax, I would prefer a Local Income Tax. Well actually I would really prefer no tax at all. But at least they make it easily to pay, even being able to pay all you local taxes online. They also give details of possible benefits, and how to apply for them. Even if the page that they supply seems to have been specifically designed to be as hard to read as possible (grey text on grey background). And you don't mind risking the Revenue making a mistake and then demanding it all back.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

London Bridge

One of the first things that anybody coming into Torquay will see as they walk the short distance from the station to the sea-front is the great limestone sea arch on the horizon called London Bridge just beyond the Marina. The coastal path runs along above and in fact you can walk right out onto it. However most people don't and so will never see that the entire seaward face is one single, huge, piece of fossilized coral from when the seas around here where warmer and that section of stone formed what was the sea bed rather than the cliffs that skirt the sea.