Harsh words fired at me over Syria vote

I'M SURE you'll have seen those disconcerting notices pinned to the kiosk in all-night garages, or adorning the walls of post offices (though not of course in Somerset) which say something like: "Our staff have the right to work without fear of violence or abuse" or "Employees have the right to be treated with consideration, dignity and respect"...

More compromises before capitulation

If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend reading the superb Better Angels of Our Nature by the Canadian cognitive scientist Steven Pinker...

Music and arts are the things we can do

IT'S not often that life presents you with that metaphorical bowl of cherries, but the other day I was asked to chair a panel discussion on 'Arts, Culture and Creativity'.

Business needs tools to build digital links

IF you pass Compton Dundon's splendidly refurbished Castlebrook Inn and look west, you can't miss the mound of Dundon Beacon bulging up from the earth.