Monthly Archives: September 2012

KD skiffle session

BCB “skiffle” interview, Sept 28, 2012 The Skiffler’s Song Tune: Which Side Are You On? (Florence Reece), based on a Scottish folk song, Jackie Munro. My daddy was a skiffler And I’m a skiffler’s son And I will play my … Continue reading

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After “Harry Potter,” J. K. Rowling’s First Novel for Adults

What happens in the story: When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind … Continue reading

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Please come to my skiffle session at the Castle, Bradford, Sept 28

Admission FREE! Back when Lonnie Donegan was barely a gleam in Chris Barber’s eye, the Riversiders were playing every Sunday on the banks of the river in Walton-on-Thames. Then another group with the same name played on the opposite bank … Continue reading

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Greater accessibility for Google Apps | Official Google Blog

Image via CrunchBase Since last year, we’ve made a number of accessibility fixes in Google Calendar, including improved focus handling, keyboard access, and navigation. In Google Drive, we incorporated Optical Character Recognition technology to allow screen readers to read text … Continue reading

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Killing us slowly with too much talk ‘n’ violence

Yeah yeah – we get the point. All those background sounds and TV images of Bush and Obama rattling on about the finance crisis and Pitt’s final words: “America’s not a country. It’s a business.” We are in the territory … Continue reading

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Bradford councillor calls for investigation over child trafficking claims (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

Claims that sexually exploited children are trafficked in Bradford have to be thoroughly investigated and action taken, the politician responsible for children’s services has said. National newspaper reports yesterday claimed that allegedly, organised networks of Asian males have exploited young … Continue reading

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Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie – review | Books | The Guardian

A useful alternative to the heroisation of Rushdie which has followed publication of his self-glorifying and justifying autobiography, pointing out the many errors and obfuscations in it: He accuses Khomeini of taking “his country into a useless war with its … Continue reading

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