Votes For Quadrupeds

20 October 2022 Votes For Quadrupeds Join the party. By John Watson It’s the trouble, you see, with giving domestic animals the vote. I have never seen the full register of Conservative party members but I’ll bet you there are a few dogs and cats on there. When I was at university a friend of… Continue reading Votes For Quadrupeds

You’re Hired

19 October 2022 You’re Hired  Mr Hunt  by J.R. Thomas Ms Truss, who walked through a door five weeks ago to find the sky on her head, must be wishing she… (bear with me, this is not Michael Gove again…) Wishing what?  Well, presumably not that she could take early retirement and buy that idyllic… Continue reading You’re Hired

A Change of Atmosphere

20 October 2022 A Change of Atmosphere Moxie on Mars. By Neil Tidmarsh Research published last month in the journal Science Advances revealed that an experimental device on Nasa’s rover ‘Perseverance’ has been successfully producing oxygen from the atmosphere on the planet Mars since the mission landed there almost two years ago. The atmosphere on… Continue reading A Change of Atmosphere

Cosmic Events

20 October 2022 Cosmic Events Unrest in Galactic Senate? by Don Urquhart When informed that only two man-made constructions could be seen from the moon and that they were The Great Wall of China and the holes in the Arsenal defence, I accepted this as fact.  My team was going through one of many bad… Continue reading Cosmic Events

Dear, Oh Dear

20 October 2022 Dear, Oh Dear by Paul Branch Just three little words, spoken by our brand new monarch to our barely-out-of-the-box Prime Minister.  An expression of sympathy perhaps as young Liz curtsied before Charles at her first meeting with the King, after a particularly bruising PMQ session?  Or possibly his apology for an inadvertent… Continue reading Dear, Oh Dear


20 October 2022 France A linguistic feat. By Chin Chin The thing that strikes you about French towns is that the distribution of shops is quite different to what we are used to in England.  Away go the hardware shops, the estate agents and the charity shops and in come lots of shoe shops, chemists… Continue reading France

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature

The Veteran in a New Field

20 October 2022 Winslow Homer: Force of Nature The National Gallery (until 08/01/23). By William Morton Ignoring the pull of the Cézanne Exhibition at Tate Modern and turning our back on the boulevards and boating at Argenteuil, it’s time for some New World realism as exemplified by the works of Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910).… Continue reading Winslow Homer: Force of Nature


20 October 2022 Crossword Number 343 By Boffles Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 342 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.55.Just the thing for autumn & winter evenings. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

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