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Call made for safety improvements at ‘dangerous’ Ludlow roundabout

Councillor Vivienne Parry

Lack of lighting, signage and faded road markings are among the problems at the mini-roundabout on Foldgate Lane in Ludlow which need to be addressed as “a matter of urgency”, according to Councillor Vivienne Parry.

She said: “This roundabout near ‘Pets are Us’ and the ‘Squirrel’ on Foldgate Lane has been in for some time now and there are still no signs to warn motorists or indicate who has right of way.

“The road markings are also worn. As a result, I’ve had a number of complaints about near misses at this roundabout.

“I know of one visiting motorist who told me he drove over it not realising that there was a roundabout there.”

‘Whole area much darker’

“Also the street lights covering this area have progressively ceased to function over the last few years making the whole area much darker after sunset.

“Given the number of

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LGI Homes Reports Record-Breaking September and Third Quarter 2020 Home Closings and Announces Plans to Host Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) today announced 811 home closings in September 2020, up from 654 home closings in September 2019, representing year-over-year growth of 24.0%. In addition, the Company announced record-breaking quarterly home closings of 2,091 during the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2,003 home closings in the third quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase year-over-year. The Company finished the first nine months of 2020 with a total of 5,931 home closings, a 14.6% increase over 5,175 home closings during the first nine months of 2019.

As of the end of September 2020, the Company had 110 active selling communities.

The Company expects to release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 before the market opens on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Company expects to hold a conference call for investors

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State of Texas: TWC contractor reveals call center problems; Senate candidates prepare for debate

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – Imagine showing up to a job where you know that almost 75% of what you do will fail someone. What if a fireman failed to help someone in three out of four fire calls? What if a police officer failed to help clear three out of four 911 calls?

Day, after day.

That’s what a contractor helping field calls for the Texas Workforce Commission told us was going on inside some of the agency’s call centers. The contractor, who asked to not be identified in this report, told KXAN the problem facing nearly every caller is that their call may be answered by people who have no way to help Texans calling for help with their unemployment problems.

This worker said they’re unable to help about three-quarters of the people who call with unemployment problems.

Since the pandemic hit in mid-March, hundreds of unemployed Texans wrote to

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TWC call center contractor: ‘Someone needs to be held accountable’

Investigative Summary:

From Lubbock to Brownsville to El Paso to Tyler — in literally every corner of the Lone Star state, we’ve heard the same story concerning the phone lines at the Texas Workforce Commission: long wait times, and a roll of the dice whether a person they finally connect with can actually help them. KXAN’s investigation discovered some of the hundreds of contractors hired to help with the surge in calls aren’t able to provide much beyond basic assistance and are telling callers who have more complicated issues to call back in hopes of getting someone who works directly for the TWC.

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Imagine showing up to a job where you know that almost 75% of what you do will fail someone. What if a fireman failed to help someone in three out of four fire calls? What if a police officer failed to help clear three

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) CEO Mark Tritton on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call October 1, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Janet Barth – VP, IR

Mark Tritton – President & CEO

Gustavo Arnal – CFO & Treasurer

John Hartmann – COO and President, buybuy BABY

Cindy Davis – Chief Brand Officer and President of Decorist

Conference Call Participants

Peter Benedict – Baird

Steven Forbes – Guggenheim Securities

Brad Thomas – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Michael Lasser – UBS

Simeon Gutman – Morgan Stanley

Kate McShane – Goldman Sachs

Bobby Griffin – Raymond James

Christopher Horvers – JPMorgan

Curt Nagle – Bank of America

Seth Basham – Wedbush Securities


Welcome to the Bed Bath & Beyond’s Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Earnings Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode until the QA portion of the call. Today’s conference call is being recorded. The rebroadcast of the conference call will be available

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Call for action to end empty homes ‘spiral of decline’ in Scotland

More than one in 20 homes in parts of the Scottish Borders have been lying empty on a long-term basis, a new report has shown.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 4:45 pm

The unused houses are among 40,000 privately owned properties lying vacant across Scotland.

Experts say the situation is harming communities in some small towns and action should be taken to halt a “spiral of decline” and encourage regeneration.

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The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), set up to help local authorities to bring empty properties back into use, has published new data showing more than five per cent of properties in Galashiels and Hawick were classified as long-term empty in each of the past four years.

This characterful home in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders has been successfully refurbished after lying empty for a
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Pensioners call for improvements to their treatment

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Call for safety improvements at intersection near Viola follows crash that killed mother, 4 children

a fire hydrant in the middle of a field: A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).

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A memorial in Sedgwick County marks the intersection where a mother and four children died in a crash Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Monday provided an update to its investigation into a Friday afternoon crash near Viola that killed four children and their mother.

The sheriff’s office said the family’s SUV was traveling southbound on 263rd Street West when the driver of a grain truck, traveling east on 71st Street South, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. The intersection of 263rd Street West and 71st Street South is where the SUV hit the rear of the grain truck’s trailer after the truck’s driver ran the sign, deputies said.

Sedgwick County is looking to make changes to the intersection with the goal of preventing another tragedy at the spot north of Viola

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In My Own Shoes: Call me back, dammit! Call me! | Guest Columns

the window emporium told us she was busy scheduling installations and would call us by Friday. Apparently she must have meant Friday in another era.

Finally when I inquired, she said, “Oh, yes, your installation has been scheduled… for October 20th.” When was she going to inform us of this, October 19th? I get coffee nearly every morning at my local Cumberland Farms, and I’m there quite early, so I see all the local guys: plumbing, HVAC, construction, remodeling, glass, drywall, and the like. They have all invested a lot of money in mobile advertising, for they all have big trucks that are either wrapped or professionally painted with their logo, their email, their phone number, their website, and their mother’s shoe size. Some of them even have slogans or catch phrases describing their brand of customer service, i.e. “We treat every customer as though they were our only one!”

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Health boards urge people not to call corona test hotline on Monday mornings

Testing at a drive through centre. Photo: Depositphotos.com

People with coronavirus symptoms have been asked not to call the government’s testing hotline on Monday mornings to avoid overburdening the system.

The national network of community health services (GGDs) said its lines remained open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, but advised people to ‘avoid the Monday morning rush’ and call later in the day.

The Dutch testing infrastructure is operating close to capacity following a recent surge in cases, leading to delays in processing test results. Last Thursday the GGDs admitted it was almost impossible to book a coronavirus test within 48 hours at the 100 testing stations.

On Saturday

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