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"We are the Lions, Mr Vice-Chancellor!"

“We are the Lions, Mr Manager!” is a brilliant play by Townsend Theatre Productions currently touring the UK about the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike and its equally brilliant leader Jayaben Desai. 2,832 more words


Alternating Currants, or When is a Currant a Grape

I love the Townsend’s YouTube channel, as it offers so much insight into where our food traditions originated and how much of what we eat now is anchored in history. 142 more words


Evaluation of Townsend's Deprivation Index

  • Townsend’s deprivation index consisted of measuring the percentage of:
  • Households without a car
  • Overcrowded households
  • Households not owner-occupied homes
  • Persons unemployed
  • Therefore if you were an unemployed person living in an overcrowded household in a home you don’t own and are without a car according to Townsend you were poor…
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Relative poverty

  • While absolute poverty focuses on the lack of the minimum requirements for survival, relative poverty defines poverty in relation to others creating social exclusion
  • Relative poverty is the lack of resources leading to the inability to participate in the normal social activities.
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13th Apr 1918. The New Man Power Proposals


By the New Man Power Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday by the Prime Minister, it is proposed to raise the age for military service to 50 ; and in certain cases, such as medical men, to 55. 3,146 more words

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend) Book Review [5 Stars]

Humour is a a writing trick that many have tried to use and failed. It’s easy to make a funny (albeit sometimes unnecessary) joke in the middle of a book but sustaining that humour is much harder. 172 more words


Iditarod dog dies

This story has been updated

Kotzebue musher Katherine Keith pulled into Nome Thursday night to bring to a close a musher’s year from hell.

First there was a dead dog near the end of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race about this time last year, then accusations of abuse in the kennel she shares with former Iditarod champ John Baker, and finally another dog death just before the finish of the Iditarod this year. 1,030 more words