Interesting, informative and funny items.
When you mention the housing crisis, people tend to think of London and of campaign groups like Focus E15.There is good reason for this – the capital has experienced the worst excesses of the housing crisis, and the pushback there has been among the most dynamic in the country. Yet London is not alone in
Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number of cranes visible on the city’s skyline. True or not, the anecdote captures something of the official line on the development of Manchester and
By Jeff Goulding – originally published here I’d like you to picture a scene. A father and son are hunched over their beers. They’re embroiled in a sometimes heated political debate. Strangely their politics are in complete alignment. Both are socialists. They are each sick of living in a society where greed and private profit
By Bernie Kennedy: Elspeth stood up after choir practice the other night to announce it would be her birthday shortly and she would like to invite everyone to come on a walk and sing around Sefton Park in two Sunday’s time. So, I did. I made a good start on the way as a kingfisher
By Geoff Davies. Originally publised HERE There was no big revelation, just a train of thought. Nearly a quarter of the Great Barrier Reef is dead, and there has been no discernible political response. Global temperature is rising off the chart, only glancingly noted in the torrent of chatter. The decades-long trend of ever-more perverse