Insurance and share prices are affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan This article titled “Insurers fall after Japan quake, as FTSE suffers worst weekly drop for eight months” was written by Nick Fletcher, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 11th March 2011 17.25 UTC As leading shares suffered their worst week for more than eight […]
The Cooperative movement was born out a mixture of radical socialism and paternalist philanthropy during a period of upheavals and change. It was a group called The Rochdale Pioneers who established the first successful co-operative in 1844, starting a revolution which is still going strong. In theory the cooperative movement provides an alternative to capitalism […]
More on the Cornish Pasty, just in time for St Piran’s Day tomorrow March 5th. This article titled “Cornish pasties are no one’s patsies” was written by Lesley Gillilan, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 22nd February 2011 17.20 UTC If I was a Cornish nationalist I’d be out there waving St Piran’s flag, singing verses from […]
Are you a Local blogger? On April 2nd Cardiff is to host an Unconference event for Talk about Local. Including hyperlocal sites such as Splott Online.
Yusuf Islam talks about the production and crowd sourcing of his new song ‘My People’ inspired by the revolution in Egypt and the Arab world. Yusuf used facebook to gather peoples voices and mixed them into the production.
Well it looks like the worst case scenario, that in which Gaddafi sabotages the oil fields, may have been avoided. There’s still a strong danger of civil war within Tripoli as hard core loyalists and mercenaries defend a last ditch position. Meanwhile what’s the news from Tangiers and other places? This article titled “Libya rebels […]
The people in Tahrir square have had a crash course in revolutionary politics over the past twenty days, worth a lifetime of study. They have formed a council with powers to call and also call off mass protests, and issued a “People’s Communique No 1″ with a list of demands to the new military regime. […]
If nowhere else at least we are going to Paris this year for the first time since 2007. Early summer Paris breaks can be quite warm but by avoiding August should be just perfect. The trick with booking Eurostar deals now seems to be to book about four months in advance, as soon as the dates become […]
Wanstead Flats Campaign Join us for ‘Take Back Wanstead Flats’ on 2pm on Sunday 21 November. The Save Wanstead Flats campaign plans to use wooden stakes and tape to mark out the boundaries of the proposed police base on the Flats, in order to show just how much space it will swallow up in 2012. […]
Havering Folk Club – Romford, Essex Havering Folk Club has become a regular Wednesday evening event where I enjoy playing a couple of songs amongst a friendly group who enjoy all sorts of styles. The venue has changed in the past, but remained at The old Golden Lion pub in the High Street, Romford, upstairs […]