Spotted On Spotlight?
Saturday, 1 October 2022
One of the problems with BBC television is that, as far as fbb can tell, the lunchtime news which should run from 1300 to 1330 seems often to be dramatically curtailed. Some might opine that fbb has oft nodded off, but surely he is not old enough to examine the inside of the eyelids during the day? Yesterday fbb became suddenly aware of an item on Spotlight ....
... or maybe is was just a dream!
Whatever it was, your bleary eyed blogger just caught the name "Taunton"/ (Spotlight is the local news programme for the West of England). Regaining something of his "sang chaud", the old bloke quickly turned to his confuser and searched for "new buses at Taunton".
And there was this item.
By now fbb was fully alert and bursting with excitement at the original picture. A more careful perusal of the interwebnet solved the problem.
The spotlight presenter (fbb re-watched the news item on i-player) was anxious to explain that the bus carried an "attendant" but, at no stage was their convincing proof that it actually ran in "self drive£ mode. Yes, you are right, they mean "autonomous"!
But Taunton is third on the list for the show-off. It has previously been in Solihull and YouTube has a video of operation in Cambridge.The company has a web site which doesn't tell you much except how innovative, wonderful and "green" they are.
Of course they are!
Bet its VERY expensive!
There's A Bit Of A Buzz from Bees In Manchester. As there was in the past.
Then they buzzed way back when. It started with "bread vans" ...
Beeline Buzz soon buzzed off.
A coach company, domiciled at Lympne in Kent was called Buzzlines ...
But he broad BEE concept is set to return to Manchester c/o Mayor Andy Burnham. He has unveiled the first of a fleet of buses which, under the "Bee" brand, will revolutionise bus travel in Greater Manchester.
Mixed Emotions Nostalgia
Fellowship Meeting Month
What's Going On
A mysterious Saturday timetable from SH - You Know Where.
Is there nothing during the day on a Saturday?
And here's the real thing.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 2nd Octiber