Breakfast at home on Saturday, the gentle tick of the dining room clock the only sound above the soft murmuring of the children, the barely audible rasp of low-fat spread being applied to wholemeal toast, and the occasional turning of a newspaper page’s well-informed and balanced coverage of Government news. Calm and contentment – the…
Many sports fans grew up with sky-high sporting ambitions – childhood dreams of playing at Wembley in an FA Cup Final, holing a putt at St Andrews at The Open or walking down the steps at Lord’s and on to the pitch for a Test Match.
So now we know which city is attempting to follow on from the “best ever” European Capital of Culture, Liverpool.
We need faster broadband. 160,000 homes cannot access broadband at all, and around two million only get really slow speeds.
Birmingham – City of Culture? Well we’re already a Kity (Keep it to Yourself) of Culture and now I think it’s time we really did show people in this county just how good Birmingham really is.
I have been very interested to hear of Derry’s bid to become the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013.
Here the lifestyle is honest and I feel set free from the chaos, congestion and consumer pressures of London.
‘Norwich is a city with culture running through its veins, and combined with its way of doing things differently, it is poised to make the best use of the City of Culture title through a radical Whole City Experiment.’
It’s not every day that Blackpool’s Golden Mile and the Great Wall of China appear in the same sentence.
Last night I had dinner with Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry who between them are responsible for the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics (Stephen is in fact responsible for all the ceremonies and Danny specifically for the opening ceremony).