Monthly Archives: December 2016

Foreign aid…….further scandalous revelations about wasted money

  Britain has poured hundreds of millions of pounds from its poverty relief fund into Pakistan’s version of Amazon, Chinese restaurant chains, online gambling websites, five-star hotels and luxury shopping malls, The Times can reveal. CDC Group, the government’s private … Continue reading

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Greg Lake…….another great musician dies

“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Although it is often categorised as a Christmas song, this was not Lake’s intention. Lake claims to have written the song in … Continue reading

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Overseas Aid……..and the gravy train continues unabated despite political promises

Aid spending on consultants has doubled to £1billion in just four years including huge bills to hire broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4, it emerged last night. The vast spending also included £1million for Nigeria, which was shared with US … Continue reading

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Academics offered counselling to cope with stress caused by Brexit vote….”poor little petals”

University academics have been offered counselling to deal with the “stress and anxiety” caused by the Brexit vote. Staff are being urged to attend “wellbeing workshops” and follow guidance to help them cope with feelings of “uncertainty, grief and anger” … Continue reading

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Heron on the river………..

Decided to get a little exercise as it was a lovely afternoon and the temperature had risen from 2c yesterday to 14c today, in fact it was more like a balmy spring day than nearly mid December. I usually walk … Continue reading

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6th December 2016 – Locoyard Advent Calendar

Originally posted on Loco Yard:
Todays special picture comes with thanks to Terry Gregory. Click on the picture to reveal today’s Advent picture! Got a picture that you’d like to submit for the Advent Calendar? Email it to locomotiveyard@gmail.com

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