Monthly Archives: March 2015

Fred Astaire “keeping the faith”………….Northern Soul legend

Is this where the famous “Northern Soul” dance moves originated…………..Fred Astaire “keeping the faith” or perhaps it was the amazing rapport between Fred and Ginger (below)

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He’s not obese……………just a little bit fat!

A third of parents studied underestimated their child’s BMI, leading to fears many parents do not understand the risks associated with being overweight. Parents with obese children may not be able to recognise that their child is overweight unless they are … Continue reading

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So farewell Captain Jean Luc Picard of the “starship” University of Huddersfield

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has announced he is to step down as chancellor of the University of Huddersfield after serving more than 10 years in the role. The X-Men star is leaving the role due to “acting work commitments”, the university … Continue reading

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‘Frankly, everyone has A*s’ warns CBI Director General

The glut of top grades at GCSE and A-level is forcing employers to focus on young people’s extra-curricular activities, according to a business leader. John Cridland – director general of the Confederation of British Industry – said his members must consider … Continue reading

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Milliband and Balls (aka Wallace and Grommit)

Would you trust either of these ‘comedians” to run the country. One has never had a real job and the other played a key role in the last Labour governments strategy which reduced the country to its knees.

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Would you Adam and Eve it………… a conundrum!

                    So where did they come from?

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Amnesty International criticises conduct of Hamas in Gaza

  Amnesty International has published a damning report on Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza war, accusing it and other Palestinian armed groups of committing “war crimes” by firing rockets and mortars into Israel. The report, released today, is the … Continue reading

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Clapping hands makes feminists anxious !!!!!!!!

  WOMEN attending a feminist conference were told to use jazz hands (?) rather than applause to express approval – because it “triggers anxiety”. Organisers at the National Union of Students Women’s Conference made the request after some delegates reported … Continue reading

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The inexorable march to gender equality in the Church of England……………………

A second woman has been appointed a bishop by the Church of England. The new Bishop of Hull will be the Reverend Canon Alison White, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has announced. Reverend White is currently priest-in-charge of Riding … Continue reading

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Gender Diversity in FTSE Companies……………progress!

Britain’s top companies have made “enormous progress” on gender diversity by doubling the number of female directors, new figures indicate. Lord Davies, the former trade minister, said women now accounted for 23.5% of FTSE 100 board members, up from 12.5% … Continue reading

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