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Milton Keynes, dormant betting accounts and a well-deserved international plaudit for lovely Weymouth

, July 21, 2010 — Culture

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

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…

The Lord’s dream

, July 16, 2010 — Sport

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.

The greatest creative challenge?

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).