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Mayor talks rhubarb and awards a gold to the French at the Olympic Park

, October 21, 2010 —

Moira Redmond, DCMS Sustainability policy advisor for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the opening of the new Olympic Park Energy Centre: It’s OK – the gold medal is for vision in sustainability and the French are not elite athletes but the team which has designed and will operate the new King’s Yard Energy…

Tea, a weird sense of humour and rain – do they mean us?

John Penrose

, October 4, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

Apparently my opposite number in Italy, Tourism Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla, is furious at a new ‘What Country’* app which sums up Italy as ‘pizza, the Mafia and scooters’, and wants it removed from the Apple online store.

Delhi blues

Jeremy Hunt

, September 22, 2010 — Sport

Woke up this morning to see a picture of a crumbling bridge in Delhi on the front page of the Guardian just as India gets ready to host the Commonwealth Games.

Summertime and the living either increased or stayed the same compared to the same period in 2009

John Penrose

, September 21, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

It would be handy to be able to kick this little effort off with something about ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ or a doleful suggestion that ‘summer’s lease hath all too short a date’ but, let’s be honest, there’s a better than even chance that you’ll be moaning about it all being too hot and muggy…