What's your "slightly more revealing quarantine song" (although marginally less likely to tell the world your birth date): the highest placed song you've recently listened to in the charts of the week of your 12th birthday? Mine: "You should be dancing" by the Bee Gees...
If only my great-great-grandfather, Thomas Benfield Harbottle, had lived until the advent of quizzing. He'd have rocked. Seriously bonkers facts in his 1903 "Dictionary of Historical Allusions" gutenberg.org/files/57864/57…
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Yesterday’s meeting of Hampshire’s Conservative cabinet confirmed that they will go ahead with their reckless £140 million cuts
Like many, I’ve been surprised at how shambolic the Conservative Party’s national campaign has been. We supposedly have a ‘strong and stable’ Prime Minister, but frankly she’s been all over the place.
The atrocity in Manchester was horrifying and very distressing. One of the few points of light has been the failure of ISIS’s strategy of using this kind of attack to polarise the community in Manchester and nationally: they’ve almost completely failed to do this.
Both sides are over-reacting massively here. The Brexiteers are reacting to a (perhaps deliberate?) misunderstanding of the EU letter. Some Remainers are compounding the misdirection by implying that Howard is saying we’ll invade.
Once again, Conservative Councillors at Winchester City Council have voted down a proposal from the Lib Dem group to have a tougher policy on air quality in the city.
I summed up on a proposal at today’s council meeting that it should be …