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Buy a prison flat – but don’t bring your car.

  • 19 January 2017, 6:55 pm
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison has been lost to a developer’s viability plan, denying the town of its rightful share of a windfall heritage asset. It came down to a planning committee, with 8 voting for the proposal and 4 against. We now will have a 400 year[...]

Shepton Mallet Prison’s Last Stand

  • 2 January 2017, 10:49 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

January 2nd 2017 is the deadline for feedback on the latest plans for Shepton Mallet Prison.  The prison was sold in January 2013 in a bid to save £63 million a year in running costs across six prisons.  A timeline of the prison sale has been published[...]

A Letter to Dad

  • 2 November 2016, 7:38 am
  • By Claire
  • in Creative Writing

Dad The stag returned, this time he brought his season’s companion, he looked towards where you lay (during your last days), then startled by us noticing, he turned away, vanishing behind hedgerows. From your window’s view rabbits seemed subdued, munc[...]