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Is computer familiarity what is really needed in rural developing communities?

I read with interest an article on a scheme to bring a mobile computer classroom to rural schools in Uganda.  It is flagged as good for the children as it opens up the opportunity for work involving such technology in … Continue reading

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Save FM radio in the UK

I don’t often get hot under the collar about politics in the UK.  Well not since the anti-war [in Iraq] march of 2003 was roundly ignored by the government of the day.  But today I would ask you to consider … Continue reading

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Misleading Statistics are at an all time high…

OK, the headline actually read ‘UK house prices hit a record [high] level’ but it may as well have said the above.  All very London centric I would suggest, as would the Land Registry data for Lancashire which is shown … Continue reading

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Get Britain Cycling

” promoting cycling as a healthy and affordable way to travel can tackle Britain’s obesity crisis, save millions from NHS budgets, boost the economy and reduce congestion on our roads and trains.   The inquiry’s 18 recommendations focus on reallocating investment, safer … Continue reading

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The McLab burger – a solution to the wrong problem.

So today we learn that we are now able to synthesize enough muscle fibre in the lab to make a beef burger.  A great advance?  Probably, but the right answer to the wrong question surely.  The population of the world … Continue reading

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Potholes

Each day I cycle into work.  It’s bad enough that our local roads are in such a poor state, but I understand that ‘times are hard’ and there is too little public money to meet all our community needs but…. … Continue reading

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Food for thought….

You are what you eat …..

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…my kingdom for a ready-meal

So we have all seen the headlines – horse meat in Tesco’s burgers, now a trace of beef found in a Findus horse-meat Lasagne!  It’s true that ‘pet’ horses can have Bute (an NSAID drug toxic to humans) in their system … Continue reading

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2012 UK rainfall data – a wake up call to those in Government

You could look at 2012 and smile when you think back to the hosepipe bans at the start of the year, and then the tension as we wait now to find out whether it was the wettest year on record … Continue reading

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£17 For a Pizza base – time for a more palatable solution?

It was reported today – BBCNews – that the NHS has been spending £17 on gluten free pizza bases and £2.50 for comparable loaves of bread.  Typical of a ‘big organisation out of control’.  This is our money they are … Continue reading

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