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COLIN BAKER: Question of Thames Water's £20m fine

COLIN BAKER: Question of Thames Water's £20m fine

Thames Water has been fined £20.3 million pounds for discharging over a billion litres of sewage directly into the River Thames in 2013 and 2014.

1:00pm Saturday 25 March 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Welcome season lets light in for all'

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Welcome season lets light in for all'

This is my favourite time of the year. Some people love the cosiness of December with its log fires. Others prefer the crisp autumnal shades or the long days of summer.

10:00am Sunday 19 March 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - Can someone explain life to me?

OPINION: Colin Baker - Can someone explain life to me?

There are plenty of things about life today that I would like someone to explain to me. And when I say ‘explain’ I don’t mean justify, I mean really explain how things that worked fine in simpler forms have become complicated, unhelpful or…

10:35am Monday 13 March 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - Concerns for police and a ‘thin blue line’

OPINION: Colin Baker - Concerns for police and a ‘thin blue line’

Some years ago I was told by a primary school head teacher that a visit to her school by a police constable had been cancelled that day because the officer had to help escort a prisoner to court and there was no other officer available ‘this side…

10:00am Saturday 4 March 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Who will take over as the next Doctor? Well, time will tell'

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Who will take over as the next Doctor? Well, time will tell'

It doesn’t seem thirty one years since Sylvester McCoy found his way out of my costume and stole the Tardis, but it is.

12:00am Sunday 5 February 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Enlighten me about new bulbs madness'

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'Enlighten me about new bulbs madness'

Remember when the only decision you had to make about a new light bulb was the wattage? Forty, sixty or a hundred – and that was it. Simpler days. Less expensive days.

10:00am Saturday 21 January 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - It’s unwise to judge other relationships

OPINION: Colin Baker - It’s unwise to judge other relationships

It’s a bit late in my life to be still learning lessons, but this week I came to realise just how risky it is to pass judgement, especially when it comes to what goes on, or appears to go on, in the marriages of others.

2:00pm Sunday 19 February 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - 'NHS failures make me cross'

Colin Baker

Listening to the debate on Prime Minister’s Questions about the National Health Service made me cross. I suspect I am not alone.

10:00am Saturday 11 February 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - When paracetamol purchase is a pain

OPINION: Colin Baker - When paracetamol purchase is a pain

In 1998 the Government decreed that the sale of painkillers should be limited to packs of 16 in all shops except pharmacies which may sell packs of 32. The reason? To minimise the risk of overdosing.

10:00am Saturday 28 January 2017

OPINION: Colin Baker - Why feedback is not always so necessary

OPINION: Colin Baker - Why feedback is not always so necessary

In common, I suspect with many others, I removed myself from the roads for much of the Christmas build-up by shopping online.

1:30pm Saturday 31 December 2016
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