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A fading shadow of the past

Steve Wright must be on holiday. It was Craig Charles on BBC Radio 2 for the half an hour during which I listened this afternoon. Steve Wright has an “oldies” feature from three o’clock until half past three each weekday … Continue reading

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Hiding the truth – in full view

Earlier today, a Tweeter called Mutable Joe posted the following tweet on Twitter: “Difficult to see how May can replace the knowledge and wisdom of both David Davis and Boris Johnson unless by some stroke of luck Tesco have got … Continue reading

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Whose jurisdiction?

It is forty-five years since Elmhurst County Grammar School closed its doors for the last time. It was a sad moment for those of us who had experienced just one year of education of the school. Come September, we would … Continue reading

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A strange summer

The times are out of joint. Falls of snow in March and a late spring crashed into the arrival of an early summer in April. By June, record temperatures were accompanied by the onset of drought conditions. Now in the … Continue reading

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England will win the World Cup

Forty years ago, Nottingham Forest won the football league championship. It was a season when Liverpool won the European Champions Cup, in those days a knockout competition in which only the champions from each country qualified to enter. Liverpool’s success … Continue reading

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