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Based on Christmas Day Viewing Figures the Queen Could be Replaced by Tess Daly Next Year!

Following some overindulgence on turkey and mince pies it took a little while for my capacity for basic arithmetic to return! But a simple analysis of the Christmas Day TV viewing figures reveals something interesting.  485 more words

Merry Christmas to All

Before the sun dips below the horizon and before I dip below the sofa, I shall take this opportunity to wish all my readers a merry Christmas and a happy new year.   507 more words

Friends And Family

Christmas In Dalston - This Year Almost Certainly Better Than Christmas In Yemen

With the festive season in full swing the Mercury brings you the ultimate guide to Dalston’s cultural Christmas highlights!

Pantomime:  Don’t miss Mother Geese by Dalston Feminist Workshop Theatre, a festive four-hour extravaganza of extemporised post-modern dance, political poetry and illustrated lectures set amid the ruins of Aleppo, because that’s what you get when men run the world. 276 more words

News

7 signs it's Christmas

For those of you who are still working, you’re probably well aware and repeating in your head every hour the fact that there are FIVE DAYS TO GO ’til Christmas. 1,074 more words

Life

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

What is it?

The Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill (the “Bill”) was announced in the Queen’s speech and received its first reading in the House of Lords on 19 May 2016. 664 more words

All Articles

Wholly automatic driving

Mobility, as Age UK is constantly arguing, is a key to social engagement and active ageing. Bus travel is getting better in terms of passenger information, but public services funding means bus services are frequently faltering, so using a car is often the only option. 588 more words

Age UK

Sport should be at the heart of David Cameron's prison reform agend

Published in the Telegraph 18.05.2016

When we send our children to school, we expect them to get an education. Should we not similarly expect that those we send to young offender’s institutions (YOIs) should leave rehabilitated? 771 more words

Politics