Death & corruption at Cotswold Water Park
Explanation of most likely Fri 13 Oct 1307 'Knights Templar' dawn raids origin of the Friday 13th superstitions after astrologer Steve Judd on BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall show said origins around 1880s. Good documentary on the Crusades made by former Monty Python comedian Terry Jones.
Private Eye's biggest local government planning fraud story since the 1960s John Poulson affair: Fraud, theft, death and planning conspiracy in Gloucestershire's Cotswold Water Park - news review with LibDem Cotswold District Councillor Esmund Jenkins. Banking and Britain's unpayable debts; Iceland jails four bankers and surges ahead economically; should MPs pay be raised? The huge gap between the rich and poor in Cameron's Britain; a clip of Mandela's lawyer, Lord Joffe, from Today in Parliament, explaining how courageous he was; Gil Scott-Heron's 1976 song 'Johannesburg' from the album 'From South Africa to South Carolina'. Esmond Jenkins discusses planning corruption around The Cotswold Water Park in forensic detail, involving large amounts of money. Dennis Grant was jailed in 2011 for fraud but Esmond believes there are others involved. Two people have died in the process. (continues after the news)