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Britain’s got dinosaurs

John Penrose

, August 25, 2011 — Culture

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

There was a story in the papers at the end of last month reporting that Lewis Hamilton wanted the national anthem to be longer. He’d just won the German Grand Prix and felt that his time on the podium could have done with being prolonged, on the basis that – as he said – “When…

Mind the gap (and the truth about that photocopying paper)

John Penrose

, July 29, 2011 — Culture

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

You know how it is sometimes. Something happens to you and, in some strange and usually unexpected way, the years fall away and you’re transported back to a time in your past – childhood, often – and a memory, untroubled for decades, comes bubbling up to the surface.

Tales of the unexpected

Daniel Pitt

, July 25, 2011 — Culture

Graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud

In the latest of our behind-the-scenes accounts from those taking their first steps in the arts world, Daniel Pitt, a graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud, tells us about some things that only a year ago he never would have expected to be doing.