Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Japanese Take on the Cotswolds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOver the past 20-30 years while the economies in Asia and the Far East have grown exponentially (with the odd Japanese slump in between) and the result has been a large population of Chinese and Japanese people who have … Continue reading

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Elgar in Hereford

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics  A remote connection, apart from the residence here of his wife as a girl, between Sir Edward Elgar and Hanover House B&B came up today in discussion with a guest. Although we have visited Hereford Cathedral several times … Continue reading

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The Stress of Modern Battle

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsDuring the past week, while attending the BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme editorial meeting event at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, where items for the next day’s programme were discussed and items of interest requested from the audience, an item in … Continue reading

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A Literate Cheltenham Ends on a High Note

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Cheltenham Literature Festival, sponsored by inter alia The Times has just rolled to a very successful conclusion. Despite losing its Council funding, it has revised its format, promoted itself shamelessly and increased the seat sales from about 120,000 last … Continue reading

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Scotland the ‘Brave’

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Scottish Independence debate, triggered in earnest by the signing of the agreement between Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland (rather reminiscent of Augustus Caesar’s modest title of ‘First Citizen of the Republic’ i.e. Emperor) and David Cameron, the British … Continue reading

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Upward Mobility for the Capable

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsTaking coffee and a sandwich in our local Waitrose cafe in Cheltenham, literally 200 yards from Hanover House B&B, I came across an interesting letter in the correspondence section of today’s Independent. Not normally a newspaper I read, but … Continue reading

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