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The Big Society: Dead or Undead - Two Perspectives

Viewpoint 1: Dr Peter Matthews, University of Stirling (@urbaneprofessor)

You may think that the Big Society is now completely dead. The last time David Cameron did a major… 2,439 more words


Integrated Transport (or Mobility Opportunities) Part 1

I took part in an interesting discussion yesterday with other West Midlands transport types, one part of this discussion focused in on integrated transport policy – what does it mean and do we have any?   645 more words


lessons from India: the new market

There are some paces in the world where supermarkets are struggling to gain the foot hold they enjoy in the west. India is one of the those places. 807 more words


Fishhawk Lake-Greasy Spoon Road-A Bit of History About the Name

Fishhawk Lake-The Story of Greasy Spoon Road

 The legend is this from storytelling being passed down through the locals and from some research I did back in 2011 and an old railroad history website. 691 more words


A Pilgrimage to the Land of Bourbon, Bluegrass and Berry

A pilgrimage is, by definition, a religious thing. I don’t mean that it is limited to a specific religion, and indeed, it isn’t even limited to an easily identifiable or government-sanctioned religion. 1,679 more words

Wendell Berry

LETTER: Labour fighting against Tory damage

In the two years since the Clinical Commissioning Groups were introduced by this Tory-led Government, and voted for by our local MP, Stafford has suffered from decisions being made by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats against our local interest. 234 more words


Seven months before an election Labour must inspire, surprise and provoke its supporters. Not patronise them

Labour Vice-Chair Michael Dugher MP (who’s been charged with “bringing the Obama touch to Labour’s 2015 election campaign”) sent me an automated “Hi Alex” email last week. 2,122 more words