Labour's vast Maghull/Lydiate Urban Extensions – They are truly massive

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Thu 31st Jul 14 - 06:57

Visitors to this blog site will know how concerned I am about the proposed building on Green Belt and high grade agricultural land across Sefton Borough. As an environmental campaigner I look upon such building as taking away excellent food growing land from future generations. Once it has gone it is gone for good. MAGHULL TO GET 25% BIGGER By a long, long way the biggest site in the Borough that our Labour-run Borough Council wants to build upon is to the east of Maghull. Indeed, this site is so large it is spoken of as being an urban extension ... (more)

Leaving the cake out in the rain

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black
Thu 31st Jul 14 - 05:50

Something to keep you occupied for a while (more)

The death of the Scarborough to Whitby line

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 23:32

Thanks to Youtube for recommending this. It knows what I like. (more)

Confused Cats Against Feminism

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 23:00

Confused Cats Against Feminism has received a lot of media coverage in recent days. The Women's Blog om the Guardian site is one example. Me? I just like the pictures of cats. (more)

Serial bloggage

Posted by admin on Alex's Archives
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 22:50

One of the most intriguing characteristics of blogging is its flexibility. You can find plenty of people willing to offer their views on how you should go about blogging if you want to maximize your audience and the like. But, while some of these hints and tips may well be of value, I'm not sure there is a formula for success. While the received wisdom might be that posts of around 500-600 words will hit the spot most effectively, there are hugely effective bloggers who have mastered the art of the meaningful single paragraph or, indeed, single sentence post. Or ... (more)

Liberal Democrats try to win back the green vote

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 22:21

The Liberal Democrats are promising to place Britain's forests in a protected trust to stop them ever being sold off, as was proposed in the early months of the Coalition. According to the Guardian, this measure will be contained in a nature bill that is being drawn up by the party to bring in greater protections for the environment. It will be put to the party's autumn conference for possible inclusion in the its manifesto for the next general election. Dan Rogerson appears to be the moving spirit behind it. Its reports says: Under the plans, the Lib Dems are ... (more)

John Lennon - an alternative view of the 'secular saint'

Posted by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 21:38

I stumbled across this earlier today via Facebook. And it is well worth sharing... (more)

Update on #IPv6 Motion

Posted by JHSB on Jazz Hands, Serious Business
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 20:04

I am not surprised to learn from FCC that my policy motion on IPv6 has not been accepted for debate at Conference in Glasgow this autumn. The polite rejection reads: I am writing to let you know that the conference committee decided not to select your motion Connecting More Devices to the Internet for debate [...] (more)

Britain takes another step forward in catching up on driverless cars

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 19:55

[IMG: Car dashboard. Photo courtesy of - some rights reserved] After a slow start, Britain is starting to catch up on putting the right measures in place to capture the coming driverless car revolution: The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review of the UK's road regulations to provide appropriate guidelines. As I've said before: Think just how quickly driverless cars ... (more)

Timothy Garton Ash on global free speech standards

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Wed 30th Jul 14 - 19:53

This is one of a number of Free Speech Bites available on the Index of Censorship website. (more)