Category Archives: Politics

Ambulance Trains of the First World War

Today I visited the National Railway Museum in York and spent quite a bit of time looking at the display featuring the Ambulance Trains of the first world war. This was not something I was aware of and certainly opened … Continue reading

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Don’t have staff to detect crime…….but West Yorkshire police send two officers to conduct reading lesson at Waterstones bookshop!

Policing in Britain is in a “potentially perious” state with tens of thousands of suspects of crime roaming free in the community, a damning report has found. The policing watchdog has issued an unprecedented warning about the shortage of detectives and … Continue reading

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The “Barnbow Lasses” exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum

In my continuing search of the countries industrial heritage I made the short journey to Leeds today to explore the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. It is a museum of industrial heritage located in Armley, West Leeds, West Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Aberfan……a lost generation of children

Half a century of grief poured out of the small town of Aberfan yesterday as it remembered a generation lost when a coal tip slid on to their school. Among the 144 people killed on October 21, 1966, were 116 … Continue reading

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Shimon Peres…….possibly Israels greatest politician and leader (1923 – 2016)

  Shimon Peres was born on August 2, 1923 (some sources say August 16, 1923), in Wieniawa, Poland (now Vishniev, Belarus). In 1997, he became acting prime minister when Yitzhak Rabin stepped down. Peres was elected the Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Jezza consults an “image consultant”

After months of criticism from the media, public and even members of his own Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn decides to finally bow to pressure and submit himself to a makeover. Thinking that he would like a little moral support (and … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham…….carpet bagger extraordinaire!

  Tweet: “I have seen a jellyfish with more backbone than Andy Burnham” Is Andy Burnham (MP for Leigh) the biggest carpetbagger in British politics. As his colleagues resign en mass to try and get rid of the “walking dead … Continue reading

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