A shell-shocked Andy Bowson and his two colleagues were recovered by the emergency services twenty-five minutes after their captors had left them. Stunned by falling debris, lightly burned by the fireball that passed over them, [more…]
Answers with next week’s crossword. Solution to Crossword No. 3 Across 6 Intransigent 10 Overt 11 Anchorage 12 Kippers 14 Elitist 15 Oxlip 16 Tutor 20 Burdock 22 Abronia 23 Euclidian 24 Mount 25 Sledgehammer [more…]
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This is fiction. Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is coincidental. No cats were harmed during the writing of this for “research” purposes. The events outlined have never to my knowledge occurred. [more…]
Graphic EJ David Dimbleby presents topical debate. Set your Disqus comments to ‘newest’. Do not post videos.
Written in 1948, George Orwell’s novel 1984 describes a dystopian world in which the state is omnipresent and all controlling. Orwell was a socialist, but penned the novel as a warning for the future, however, [more…]
Link to PMQs on Parliament TV. Daily Politics. Andrew Neil presents live coverage of Prime Minister’s Questions. Guess The Year – You can watch the video clip now, and read the Rules/T&Cs here. Entries must be [more…]
The story of the R100 and R101 airships by Tachybaptus The lure of new ideas The building of R101 was a glamorous public project carried out with a fanfare of enthusiastic publicity. It was quickly [more…]
Phil the Test Manager brought up an interesting point on probability the other day. When playing in a bridge contract where you and your partner have eleven of the trump card between you, what are [more…]
“To express remember to memorise a sentence to memorise.” This mathematical constant is a rate of growth. It was discovered by Jacob Bernouilli whilst studying compound interest. Euler referred to the constant as and it [more…]
ACT 1 SCENE 5 Orosius’ Castle, the following Morning. Enter OROSIUS, TILDA, VULPECULA, ETTY and JESSICA, and MAISIE with little VUSILLUS.
In many ways Brendan was the perfect victim, there he was, this lugubrious charity worker, this younger, cooler Will Self alike, a man whose life was dedicated to the poor and the vulnerable. There is [more…]