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10 August 2017: Issue 117

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Charlie Gard by John Watson

A reminder of the other issues.

The Virginia Strategy by J R Thomas

Yes, the Democrats are still there.

Consorting With Power by Neil Tidmarsh

Prince Philip and others.

That Shrinking Feeling by Frank O’Nomics

The subterfuge around trying to increase profits.

Universities In The News by Lynda Goetz

Economics and education.

The Silly Season Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Ruminations from the allotment.

Features

The Holiday Competition by Chin Chin

A change in conversation.

A Better Plas by J R Thomas

The legacy of Clough Williams-Ellis.

Reviews

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler (published by Pan Macmillan)

reviewed by Adam McCormack 

Letters

Re – Normal Culture For Norfolk (Shaw Sheet issue 116) from Peter Wilson

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Au Bord De La Mer”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 23”.

What’s on in August 2017 by AGGro.

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03 August 2017: Issue 116

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Flexible Government by John Watson

The need to bring other parties on board.

Dancing On Hot Coals by J R Thomas

Turmoil in the White House.

Venezuela’s Dinosaur by Neil Tidmarsh

Extinction threatens.

Normal Culture For Norfolk by Frank O’Nomics

Have arguments for staying in London been undermined?

Features

Nunc Est Bibendum by Chin Chin

But try to time it right.

A Very British Event by Lynda Goetz

Open-air theatre and problematic weather.

When In A Hole – Keep Digging by J R Thomas

HS2 will revive British tunnelling.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 23”.

Solution to the last crossword “The Brexit Bog”.

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27 July 2017: Issue 115

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Pay At The BBC by John Watson

Apples and pears

Education by Lynda Goetz

More cash, more rights or more discipline?

Live Long And Prosper by Frank O’Nomics

Countering the Catch-22 of the state pension.

Digging Deep by J R Thomas

What will HS2 achieve?

Poland In Court by Neil Tidmarsh

The Law and Justice Party attacks law and justice.

End-Of-Term Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Now off to the marginals.

Features

Made In France? by Chin Chin

The Cornish flood.

Wanderlust by Amelia Power

Just how sustaining is travel?

Reviews

The Beguiled

a film by Sofia Coppola

reviewed by J R Thomas.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “The Brexit Bog”.

Solution to the last crossword “Sicily”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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20 July 2017: Issue 114

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Price Of Politics by John Watson

What do we get?

A Cashless Society by Lynda Goetz

Is this really what we want?

The Royal Mail Marshmallow by Frank O’Nomics

The outcome of the Royal Mail’s pension dispute may set a key precedent.

The Electric Sheep Fold by J R Thomas

Do we need an electronic archive?

A Double-Edged Sword by Neil Tidmarsh

En garde with anti-corruption laws.

Tick Tock by Robert Kilconner

Mr Barnier’s clock moves on.

Features

Sew So by Chin Chin

Competing with the little old ladies.

Reviews

Mosquitoes (by Lucy Kirkwood)

at the National Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack.

Watts 200: Celebrating England’s Michelangelo

The Watts Gallery, Guildford, Surrey

reviewed by William Morton.

Thank You For Your Patience

The Hackney Showroom

reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Sicily”.

Solution to the last crossword “Sporting Times”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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The week’s news –

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Comment

Who Owns The Enquiry? by John Watson

Chairing the enquiry into Grenfell Tower.

Campaign Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Maybot in flames.

Zombie Nation by Frank O’Nomics

Does low UK productivity matter?

Going Steady by J R Thomas

US foreign policy on the hoof.

Eruption In Hamburg by Neil Tidmarsh

Political violence in Europe.

Features

Flushing The Mind by Chin Chin

Those with total recall belong in the funny farm.

Lost In Eden by J R Thomas

Is Sir Anthony a fair comparison?

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Sporting Times”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 22”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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06 July 2017: Issue 112

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Entryist Politics by John Watson

The knives of McDonnell.

Phone-Hacking, The Future Of The Media by R D Shackleton

And why Hacked Off should back off.

Saving Too Little, Spending Too Much by Frank O’Nomics

The stark facts regarding household finances.

Milking The Money Tree by J R Thomas

Will Labour split?

Fun For Some by Neil Tidmarsh

Good people setting a bad example.

Features

Elvis Is Dead by Chin Chin

And a victory for Thames Rowing Club.

Hanging On In by J R Thomas

Clive James lives on.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2017 by Lynda Goetz

Flowers or tennis?

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 22”.

Solution to the last crossword “China”.

Quiz by Boffles

Answers to Quiz

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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29 June 2017: Issue 111

The week’s news –

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Scholar’s Sleeves by John Watson

The recognition of talent.

Back To Basics by J R Thomas

The Tories’ dilemma.

Corbyn’s Glastonbury Triumph by R D Shackleton

And how this could backfire.

Infinite Outcomes For A Finite Life by Frank O’Nomics

Seeking a solution for retirement planning.

Believe Me by Lynda Goetz

Eddie Izzard and LGBT teaching.

A Kink In China’s New Silk Road by Neil Tidmarsh

‘One Belt, One Road’ bypasses India.

Features

Gastro-Physics by Chin Chin

Matching food with ideas.

Post-Election Diary of a Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Extracts.

Review

Ink (by James Graham)

at The Almeida

reviewed by Adam MacCormack.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “China”.

Solution to the last crossword “Heroes and Notables”.

What’s on in June 2017 by AGGro

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15 June 2017: Issue 109

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Need For A New Leader by John Watson

The Conservatives need to move on.

Gone Fishing? by J R Thomas

Mrs May still at her post.

I Puke On Them by Richard Pooley

All change in the French elections.

So What? by Frank O’Nomics

Markets may be wrong in their initial reaction to a hung parliament.

Why Owen Jones Wants A “Democratic Revolution” by R D Shackleton

The man behind the surge of youth support for Labour.

Terror In Tehran by Neil Tidmarsh

Isis strikes at the heart of Iran.

Features

Metaphorically Speaking by Chin Chin

An experiment in Sichuan.

On Tax Avoidance by Penny Hamilton

A moving of goalposts.

Reviews

My Cousin Rachel (a film by Roger Michell)

reviewed by Adam McCormack.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “More Pop”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 21”.

What’s on in June 2017 by AGGro

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01 June 2017: Issue 107

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Policies On Terrorism by John Watson

Enjoy the message of Spring – by AGGro

A still, small voice of calm.

Adding It All Up by J R Thomas

What the opinion polls are telling us.

In Praise Of Theft by Richard Pooley

Why “cultural appropriation” is such a stupid and dangerous notion.

Breakfast On The Menu by Lynda Goetz

Is breakfast really the answer?

Is It Time To Stockpile Wine? by Frank O’Nomics

Brexit could make wine-drinking an expensive pursuit.

General Election 2017 – Scottish Version by Antoninus

A view from north of the border.

Features

A New Global Arms (And Hands) Race by Neil Tidmarsh

World leaders get a grip.

Ripples On The Surface Of The Pond by Chin Chin

Reading your own death notice.

Read All About It! by J R Thomas

Stody Lodge gardens and The Press.

Reviews

Giacometti

At Tate Modern

reviewed by William Morton.

Puzzles Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Election Special”.

Solution to the last crossword “Leisure Activities”.

What’s on in June 2017 by AGGro

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18 May 2017: Issue 105

The week’s news-

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Templars And The Internet by John Watson

The ghost of Jacques de Molay.

Big Beasts by J R Thomas

What will happen to the Lib Dems?

Macron’s Discombobulation by Richard Pooley

Upset of the French political landscape.

Housing Stalemate by Frank O’Nomics

Property transactions are becoming rare events.

Current Affairs – A Natural History by Neil Tidmarsh

Politicians, policemen and other animals.

Features

Tree Planting, Topography, Timber And Toxins by Lynda Goetz

Do we need to plant more trees? How to get one planted.

FlowLight by Chin Chin

Clever, but will it work?

Reviews

The Sense Of An Ending

A film by Ritash Batra.

reviewed by J.R.Thomas

Puzzles and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Opera Festival”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 20”.

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