Cover Page, 23 December 2021, Issue 306 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: the North Shropshire result; Boris Johnson (out with the old, in with the new?); international regulation for international disasters; the latest Omicron data; a Corbynista’s week; plus a short story for Christmas, a quiz for the New Year (peer… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Cover page
23 December 2022 A Brick Out Of the Blue Wall By J.R. Thomas North Shropshire is as beautiful a piece of rural England as you could hope to find. When foreigners think of rural England it must be here that they have in mind, even if they have never visited. Rolling hills, distant Welsh mountains,… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: A Brick Lost
23 December 2022 A ‘New Boris’? I preferred the old one. By Lynda Goetz Our local MP ended his Christmas message with the following words: “We cannot pretend that the last couple of months have gone smoothly for the Government. After recent events, I expect the Government to pull its Christmas socks up, and that… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: A ‘New Boris’?
23 December 2021 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Omicron – what’s the situation? by David Chilvers Omicron continues to develop quickly and according to medics has now become the dominant COVID-19 variant in the UK. Questions still need to be answered regarding its severity of disease but the number of “cases” relating to the new… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Omicron
23 December 2021 Enforcing the Rules Disaster control. By Robert Kilconner In the 1860s John Rylands and Jehu Horrocks ran a coal mine on their land and a near neighbour Thomas Fletcher decided to construct a reservoir. Of course, it being a mining area, Fletcher’s contractors should have checked thoroughly to see that there were no old… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Enforcing the Rules
23 December 2021 Diary of a Corbynista Caring about children by Don Urquhart Whatever your religion it is hard not to be moved by the story of a young couple arriving late at night in a town where hospitality is limited. She’s heavily pregnant but landlords are unsympathetic. It seems like the whole place is… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Caring about children
23 December 2021 Betting on 2022? Faites vos jeux! By John Watson I don’t know whether Brooks’s Club still has a bet book but it certainly had one in the eighteenth century. The bets recorded in the book reflected its status as the home of aristocratic radical whiggery and often bordered on the treasonable –… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Betting on 2022?
23 December 2021 The Postman A Christmas story. By Neil Tidmarsh. Was that the postman at the door just now? And did he bring anything for your great uncle Patrick? He did? Well, well, well. Who’d have thought so many people would remember an old man like myself at this time of year? Go on,… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: The Postman
23 December 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 306 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 305 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
23 December 2021 Cartoons By AGGro Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp