Monthly Archives: September 2014

Just like going home………………..Vilnius!

My colleague and I are returning to Vilnius in Lithuania to do some work at Vilnius University next week. My last visit was about 5 months ago but he has not been for over twelve months, so it will be … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge – Britain’s Second City…………………?

Birmingham and Manchester are usually mentioned when the subject of Britain’s second city comes up. But is Hebden Bridge – population 4,200 – the rightful owner of the title? Pretty much everyone in the world knows which is Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Why is every ex-sportsman now referred to as a “legend?”

Over the last few years I have noticed that virtually every ex-sportsman (and woman) when being introduced on TV or radio is described as a “legend”I have heard reserve team footballers and those who made scant few appearances for the … Continue reading

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Four British universities rank in the global top ten with Imperial College London joint second with Cambridge

The latest QS World University Rankings include eight UK universities in the top 50, and 19 in the top 100, up one on last year. And a record six British institutions made the top 20. King’s College London was 16th … Continue reading

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The BBC and religious drivel………………..

I switched on the radio this morning expecting to hear the dulcit tone of Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 but instead was greeted by the smooth voice of Claire Balding. It then dawned on me that is was Sunday, … Continue reading

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Rock bands and artists I don’t get…………….

I have been listening to pop / rock music from the very early 1960’s and can remember buying my first 45 single, namely Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson in I think it was 1961. For the last 50 years … Continue reading

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Hamas admits it DID use schools and hospitals in Gaza Strip as ‘human shields’ to launch rocket attacks on Israel

Hamas appeared to admit using human shields to fire rockets into Israel for the first time today, but refused to accept responsibility for the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Palestinians killed in retaliatory airstrikes. In a veiled confession that comes two … Continue reading

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Discriminating against obese ‘doesn’t help weight loss’……….but, there was no evidence discrimination caused weight gain (so work that one out!)

Discriminating against obese ‘doesn’t help weight loss’ Making people feel ashamed about obesity could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests University College London. In a study of nearly 3,000 adults over four years, those who said they had … Continue reading

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Its official, wine is good for you……………sort of!

The recommended daily allowance for alcohol consumption in Britain may well be around the size of a medium to large glass of wine depending on your gender, but a leading scientist in the field has claimed drinking just over a … Continue reading

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Buskers with talent………….

I was wandering through Huddersfield this morning, passing the time of day whilst my car was being serviced and preparing myself for the financial shock of the cost of the service. After several strong cappuccino I felt strong enough to … Continue reading

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