Maghull – Bob's Field, Bobby's Wood or Bobbies Wood?

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Sat 20th Oct 18 - 08:18

The photo above is of a piece of public land (maintained by Maghull Town Council but owned by Sefton Council) at the junction of Liverpool Road South and Northway (A59). If you know of it you may refer to it by one of the names at the head of this posting, but which is right and why? I have always known of it as Bobby's Wood but that's just because someone told me it's name many years ago. I never questioned it nor did I know it seeming had a very similar name (but with a different spelling) or indeed ... (more)

USA trip update

Posted on Rubbish Black & White Nightmare Trousers
Sat 20th Oct 18 - 07:54

Thanks to all those of you who commented on this post. SO many useful tips! I want to especially thank [IMG: [personal profile] ] autopope who has left a huge wealth of hints and tips. You guys should all buy his books if you haven't already. I especially rec the Laundry series. I now have tickets, ESTA, travel insurance and a healthy terror of various food items. I also spent all last night having nightmares about airports in general and going through immigration in particular. I'm sure it'll all be fine... [IMG: An animation of the burning this is fine ... (more)

New Labour 'Brexit Fudge' unveiled

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 20th Oct 18 - 07:00

To mark Jeremy Corbyn's wishy-washy policy on Brexit, a new Labour 'Brexit Fudge' has been launched. The Labour 'Brexit Fudge', which will be handed to activists at the 'People's Vote' march in London today, is expected to be a bittersweet reminder of Jeremy Corbyn's party fudging their position on giving the people a final say on Brexit. Labour 'Brexit Fudge' has been described as a soft, dense sweet, handmade by the Labour leadership. The product will be on a limited release, exclusively for voters between now and March 29th 2019. Tom Brake said: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership have ... (more)

Scottish Women's Convention - Dundee Roadshow

From the Scottish Women's Convention : The Scottish Women's Convention is coming to Dundee on Wednesday 31st October. We want local women to share their experiences with us. All subjects are covered - from health and welfare to housing and employment. Time: 10.30am - 1.00pmVenue: Queens Hotel, 160 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4NU Lunch will be provided For more information or to register Online: www.scottishwomensconvention.orgEmail: info@scottishwomensconvention.orgTelephone: 0141 339 4797 We look forward to welcoming all local women on the day. (more)

Layla Moran re-selected in Oxford West and Abingdon

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 23:11

One for the 'not exactly surprising news but good thing they've got it out of the way so soon' pile courtesy of Layla Moran in Oxford West and Abingdon. (more)

19 October 2018 - today's press release...

Posted by Mark Valladares on Liberal Democrat Voice
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 21:20

Only one today, with Parliament not in session, and all eyes turning to tomorrow's march... Cable at People's Vote march: Brexit is dividing generations Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable will be speaking at the People's Vote march in London tomorrow afternoon. Vince is expected to say: Tragically, Brexit divides one generation from another. A substantial majority of my generation voted to leave. A substantial majority of the young voted to remain. Your generation [the young] is being betrayed by mine. By those who look to the past, who see Britain as a museum. As a bonus today, here's a link ... (more)

An Easter tradition at St Mary in Arden, Market Harborough

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 21:16

This photograph has turned up on Getty Images with the caption "Graveside Hymn, Market Harborough." As those houses in the background look like the bottom end of Great Bowden Road, the explanation for it is to be found on a page about the ruined church of St Mary in Arden: A Service is still held here every Easter Saturday at 6.00pm, in accordance with the bequest of William Hubbard, whose gravestone is one of the few remaining in situ. In 1786 he left a rent-charge of one guinea to the church provided that 'the Harborough singers' sang the Easter hymn ... (more)

Friday Five

Posted on Rubbish Black & White Nightmare Trousers
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 20:59

Questions via [IMG: [community profile] ] thefridayfive 1. Have you ever bobbed for Apples? Yup 2. Do you like a regular or hard apple cider? Ah, being British "cider" means the alcoholic stuff exclusively. I can't drink it because it was the first thing I ever got really blindingly drunk on and just the smell of it makes me feel vomitous. I do like apple juice, and Appletiser (which is pure apple juice that's been carbonated). 3. Do you have a special type of apple that you prefer over others? Granny Smith 4. Have you ever made baked apples? Yes! ... (more)

Charles Masterman and the pit-brow lasses

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 20:18

Helen Pidd had an article in Sunday's Observer on an exhibition at Bishop Auckland Museum that celebrates the role of women in British coal mining. This put me in mind of my favourite Edwardian Liberal, Charles Masterman, as he was the minister responsible for taking the Coal Mines Act of 1911 through the Commons. Masterman's wife Lucy wrote about this episode in her biography of him: The Coal Mines Act went through with little trouble except for a struggle to keep pit-brow lasses their right to work. Masterman had made enquiries into the question when he had been to Lancashire ... (more)

Handy quotes on the EU to remember while marching for a people's vote

Posted by ambitiousmamas on FeministMama
Fri 19th Oct 18 - 19:57

[IMG: Handy quotes on the EU to remember while marching for a people's vote] 1. Winston Churchill "I look forward to a United States of Europe, in which the barriers between the nations will be greatly minimised and unrestricted travel will be possible." (21st October 1942 2. Margaret Thatcher... The post Handy quotes on the EU to remember while marching for a people's vote appeared first on FeministMama. (more)