Some taxi drivers, I think it was in Oxford somewhere, don’t agree with having CCTV with audio sound in their taxis. The local council feels differently. The taxi drivers feel their customers deserve some privacy and so far they already have CCTV without sound. The taxi drivers want simply having a panic button. Hastings pier apparently once burned down, The local council want to issue a `Compusory purchase order` to buy the pier back from present private owners who don’t appear to want to spend any money developing the pier. Good luck to them. The plan now is to hand the pier to a trust who can then, somehow, restore the pier. Local weather – showers in the S/W, 3-4 C, misty, and more showers Friday.