Archive for March, 2010

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BANES Portage Cuts

March 19, 2010

I didn’t write the web version of this story, but did all the research and interviews.

It’s about Bath and North East Somerset Council cancelling a home teaching service for disabled pre-school children.

Read it here.

Here is my radio report on it:

And here is an interview with a mother and son who used the service:

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Facing The Cuts

March 8, 2010

I’ve been working for the BBC recently on a project looking at the effect of the recession on public spending in Somerset.

Here are two stories I write for the BBC web site, an overview of the recent budget round in Somerset County Council and Bath and North East Somerset, and a specific story based on changes to funding in care.

The project culminated in a half-hour programme about how local authorities were preparing to make the cuts.