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November 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · education, finance, news, politics, poverty, work

On the radio this morning I heard a report of yesterday’s student protests in London against the increase in university tuition fees, protests which started peacefully but ended in violence. A listener to the program sent in a message to say that the students should take this new price hike as their first lesson in […]

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Your bad news, is my bad news

November 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · finance, news, politics

So yesterday it transpired that President Obama’s democrats took (what a hard-to-forget Norwegian football commentator would have described as) one hell of a beating. And the victors first announcement? They are going to start cutting spending. That’s bad news for America. Look back at history people: no-one ever cut their way out of a recession. […]

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From the sublime to the incomprehensible

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · bbc, death, news

This is one of my favourite photographs. It’s a spot in the Lake District, a favourite beautiful trail, with happy memories of cycling there with friends and later with Hayley. It’s just 10 minutes from Santon Bridge where I took Hayley to propose to her and where I also spent my 40th birthday. Seeing this […]

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Topical Tuesday: MP’s expenses

March 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments · finance, news, politics

If you live in the UK you would have to have been under a well hidden rock for the past year to have avoided the extensive (or should that be expensive) coverage of the MP’s expenses scandal. But for oversees readers here is a summary. Members of the UK Parliament (MPs) in Westminster, London, have […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down’s pregnancies

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down's pregnancies It was back in January 2007 that we had a scan for Lucy to check for the likelihood of Downs Syndrome. My post at that time stirred up a reaction or two (misgiudeded and unjustified too, I might add). Hearing about this report on the […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother’s race against time

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, bike, biking, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother's race against time Several years ago when Hayley was pregnant with Oliver, we saw a fireman’s bike in a mini museum in Prague. I’m not sure how much real use it saw, perhaps none at all. But here is a genuinely life-saving bicycle, used as an ambulance […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | ‘Younger wife’ for marital bliss

October 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · bbc, news

BBC NEWS | Health | 'Younger wife' for marital bliss Hayley is 6 years younger than me, so that’s a good start. And if you want proof she is smarter than me, although we met via the same means, I paid to do so and she didn’t!

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair I remember reading this case with horror. Perhaps giving them compulsory lessons in human biology would have been more appropriate. Asd there’s a joke about a man on a roof in a flood waiting for God to save him which, while apt, is probably […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | ‘I married four women to save money’

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, news

BBC NEWS | Africa | 'I married four women to save money' Now that can’t possibly make sense!

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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

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