Monthly Archives: April 2009

>Irish Blasphemy Law threatens free speech and expression

>I did one of these quizzes on Facebook recently which “told” me that the city I should be living in is Dublin. To be sure, I would have preferred somewhere a bit more temperate, maybe like Barcelona or Palma de … Continue reading

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>Forget the Tabloids, get your Swine Flu information here

>No, not right here, obviously, because I don’t know any more than you do, but here on the dedicated pages on the Health Protection Agency website. It’s updated all the time and will give you the information without the hysteria. … Continue reading

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>Swine, Wolf and Drugs

>I’m surprised that a state registered coward and instinctive worrier like me isn’t in hysterical panic about Swine Flu. The honeymoon couple who are currently in hospital in Airdrie with the first confirmed cases in the UK barely live 15 … Continue reading


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>Clegg Slams Brown on Gurkhas

>Wow! Nick Clegg’s passion for justice and fairness came out and smacked us all in the face this lunchtime. David Cameron had started off questioning generally on the principle of allowing Gurkhas to settle in the country, but Nick actually … Continue reading

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>Has economy let McLaren off the hook?

>The World Motor Sport Council has just given McLaren the equivalent of a cuddle for their appalling behaviour at the Australian Grand Prix when they tried to claim 3rd place from Jarno Trulli by complaining that he’d passed Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading

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>The First Time Ever I…………

>Thanks to Jeff for tagging me with this meme, brainchild of Iain Dale in which we take a trip down memory lane and recount some important milestones. So, here goes: First Job: Assistant Warden at Braemar Youth Hostel. This was … Continue reading

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>Joanna Lumley’s plea for Gurkhas – how you can help.

>Joanna Lumley has sent out an e-mail to all supporters of the Gurkha Justice Campaign asking for help in 2 ways: Firstly, asking people to ask their MP’s to vote against the Government’s proposals tomorrow. I wrote to my Labour … Continue reading

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>Smooth Driving and Cool Strategy comes up trumps for Brawn

>Today saw another fantastic win for Jenson Button, making it 3 out of 4 Grands Prix so far this season, in Bahrain. The Brawn team had done their best to play down expectations, saying that they were well off the … Continue reading

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>Help Amy and Friends while watching the Marathon

>Imagine how you would feel if you were lining up in Blackheath waiting to take part in the London Marathon. You’d have gone through months of painful training and would be wondering if it would all pay off and you’d … Continue reading

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>Dramatic Qualifying in Bahrain sees Toyota Lead Grid

>Today’s qualifying session for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix saw a stunning improvement from Toyota which enabled Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock to capture the front row of the grid. Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello make up … Continue reading

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