2015年12月26日 星期六

The death and life of the great British pub... Are these England's most beautiful pubs? Teddy Hall, University of Oxford



The best of the Guardian 2015: British pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of one pub that fought back.

Across the UK, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back


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The long read: Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 TOM LAMONT 上傳




The beautiful St Edmund Hall lays claim to being the oldest college. The exact date it was founded is uncertain, but it is likely to be the late 13th century.
Teddy Hall students enjoy fantastic college buildings, from the 12th-century church which now houses the college library to the 17th-century chapel decorated with stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris.
Notable alumni include comedians Al Murray, Stewart Lee and Terry Jones.



Some of the latest pubs across England to be granted listed status.


From BBC News Magazine.
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2015年12月20日 星期日

Britain's busiest and quietest stations:Shippea Hill railway station

Shippea Hill: the railway station that saw just 22 journeys in ...

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4 days ago - So if Shippea Hill is the quietest station in the country, what's the busiest? London Waterloo, which had 99m passenger entries and exits last ...

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    Shippea Hill railway station is in Cambridgeshire, England. It was opened in 1845 as Mildenhall Road. In 1885, its name was changed to Burnt Fen, and about 1904 to Shippea Hill. Shippea Hill is on the line between Ely and Norwich. Wikipedia
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英國鐵路公路局公佈全國最忙和最閑火車站。‪#‎uk‬
最繁忙的火車站是倫敦滑鐵盧車站(Waterloo),去年共有9920萬人次進出車站。
最清閒的是劍橋郡的西皮山(Shippea Hill)全年僅22人次進出。
全英國十大最忙和最閑火車站排名,來看看吧。你去過哪幾個?
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2015年12月14日 星期一

英國政府對留學生築起高牆


【對留學生築起高牆的英國政府】

今年 7 月英國政府通過新移民與留學生條例。商務大臣 Sajid Javid 表示:「國際學生應該來這裡唸書,然後打包離開。」

新政策也讓非歐盟大學學生的生活費學費雙雙提高,簽證年限縮短。從各種新規定中,不難看出英國政府對非歐盟英國學生的不友善,意在言外地強調一個訊息:「拜託學位拿了,就快點滾回你的國家去吧!」

【英國觀察】

在講求族群平等與融合的現代社會,英國政府卻訂定法條保護「自己人」。是歧視,還是對國人權益的保障呢?

「非歐盟學生的學費是本地學生的 3 倍,高學費也是英國政府拿來抵制越來越多國際學生的方法之一。英國經濟的繁榮,我想,國際學生貢獻良多」

2015年12月12日 星期六

dream of social solidarity is chiselled away to nothing.


"So the refusal to allow councils to build replacements for the homes they were forced to sell back in the 1980s, and now the madness (for all except the lucky tenants) of selling housing association homes, comes full circle, with the ban on long-term tenancies. Council housing will increasingly be for the neediest, the most dysfunctional or the desperate. And so another part of the 20th century dream of social solidarity is chiselled away to nothing."
The government’s new policy of reviewing council tenancies every five years will pitch thousands of people into an uncertain future
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 ANNE PERKINS 上傳

2015年12月6日 星期日

The end of deep coal mining in Britain: ‘They’ve knocked us down’

The closure of the Kellingley colliery heralds the end of the British coal mining industry. Taking with it decades of camaraderie and history, this local tragedy is shrouding Yorkshire in sadness

After surviving Margaret Thatcher and myriad strikes, but deep coal…
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 SUSANNA RUSTIN 上傳

2015年11月30日 星期一

英國近日奇觀:Cynthia Payne, brothel-keeper, Adele Goes Viral;The Women's Equality Party


英國近日奇觀:Cynthia Payne, brothel-keeper, Adele Goes Viral;The Women's Equality Party

Adele Goes Viral, No Selfies or Tweets Needed

A 27-year-old mother who pretty much ignores social media is selling more albums than anyone in the sagging music business thought was still possible.

    Adele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and ...

    21 (Adele album)

    Rolling in the Deep - Set Fire to the Rain - Rumour Has It - Lovesong

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    English singer and songwriter Adele has released three studio ...

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    Adele's new album 25 has sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week of release - the ...
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‘I went through some very dark times. People say: ‘When did you decide you were gay?’ and you think, ‘When did you decide you were heterosexual?' It’s not a decision. It’s something you gradually begin to realise about yourself and it’s who I am.’




No Joke: British Comedian Founds a Women’s Party


By SAPHORA SMITH

Weary of delays on the issue of equality, a comedian and two journalists have begun the daunting process of forging a new political party. It now has 65 branches.



Women's Equality Party

www.womensequality.org.uk/

When women fulfill their potential, everyone benefits. Equality ... treasure and our very own MC - is on tour for the Women's Equality Party up and down the UK.

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The Women's Party was a minor political party in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst when they dissolved the Women's ...

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The Women's Equality Party was formed following a public meeting in ... a need for a political party in the United Kingdom to campaign for gender equality to the  ...


The Women's Equality Party is a political party in the United Kingdom that was formed following a public meeting in London's Royal Festival Hall on 28 March 2015, where it was concluded that there was a need for a political party in the United Kingdom to campaign for gender equality to the benefit of all. The meeting was organised via Facebook[1] under the title "The Women's Equality Party needs you. But probably not as much as you need the Women's Equality Party" following a proposal by Catherine Mayer. The party's full policy was launched by party leader, Sophie Walker, at Conway Hall, 20 October 2015.

History[edit]

Co-founders of the Women's Equality Party
On 2 March 2015, author and journalist Catherine Mayer attended a "Women in Politics" event at the Women of the World Festival(Purcell RoomSouthbank Centre). The panel was chaired by Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), and the panel consisted of Katie Ghose (CEO, Electoral Reform Society), Margot James (Conservative), Stella Creasy (Labour) and Jo Swinson (Lib Dem).[2] Having watched the panelists agreeing collegially with each other on almost every point Mayer stood up and said, "What about if I found a Women's Equality Party, tell you what, I'm going to go to the bar afterwards, anyone interested in discussing this come and see me."[3]
On 8 March 2015, at the same festival, comedian Sandi Toksvig presented an event entitled "Sandi Toksvig's Mirth Control: Stand Up and Be Counted", (Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre).[4] Interviewed by Jenni Murray on the BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Toksvig said, "I had a fantasy cabinet of women, and I didn't care which party they came from, we had Doreen Lawrence as our Home Secretary. Can you imagine anything more wonderful? We had paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson as our Sports Minister, and I asked them to put forward practical suggestions. The world is in a parlous state, 9.1 million women failed to vote in the last election, we need to attract them, we also need to attract the more than 7 million men who didn't vote. Why are people not engaged in politics, because I don't think that the people standing represent the diversity of this country."[5] Mayer phoned Toksvig and the two agreed to become co-founders of the party.[6]


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Hers was a high-class establishment. The clients at her afternoon “parties” included vicars, barristers, bankers, an MP and “a peer of the realm”