Housing Benefit Hill: Sitting Target

The funniest part of the whole venture was the way in which people tried to ignore him. An insectizoid alien goes shopping in a rubber suit, and no one notices Continue reading Housing Benefit Hill: Sitting Target

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Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services

Lang Court So what’s going on at Lang Court? On the one hand they’ve just had new windows, new front doors and new kitchens fitted in every flat, at the cost of several hundred thousand pounds at least. On the other, the residents are being asked to vote on downgrading their services. First appeared in the Whitstable Gazette 16/06/2016 **************** From The Whitstable Gazette. The editor welcomes letters on any topical subject, but reserves the right to edit them. Letters must include your name and address even when emailed and a daytime telephone number. Send letters to: The Editor, 5-8 … Continue reading Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services

Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are

There have been a number of high profile deaths in the news recently: starting with Lemmy from Motorhead, followed by David Bowie and ending with Alan Rickman last week. I was never a particular fan of any of them, but they served as a familiar backdrop to the ongoing story of my own life, so it will seem strange not to have them around any more. There was also the news of the death of my good friend Richard Stainton, which I first heard about on Facebook. What was particularly poignant about this for me is that I have recently … Continue reading Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are