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A short history of the One-Armed Bandit

John Penrose

, November 2, 2010 — Sport

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

Some of you, I suspect – or those, at any rate, old enough to hazily remember pounds, shillings and pence – will have a childhood memory of penny arcades.

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.