Thames Water has been fined £20.3 million pounds for discharging over a billion litres of sewage directly into the River Thames in 2013 and 2014.
This is my favourite time of the year. Some people love the cosiness of December with its log fires. Others prefer the crisp autumnal shades or the long days of summer.
There are plenty of things about life today that I would like someone to explain to me. And when I say ‘explain’ I don’t mean justify, I mean really explain how things that worked fine in simpler forms have become complicated, unhelpful or…
Some years ago I was told by a primary school head teacher that a visit to her school by a police constable had been cancelled that day because the officer had to help escort a prisoner to court and there was no other officer available ‘this side…
It doesn’t seem thirty one years since Sylvester McCoy found his way out of my costume and stole the Tardis, but it is.
Remember when the only decision you had to make about a new light bulb was the wattage? Forty, sixty or a hundred – and that was it. Simpler days. Less expensive days.
It’s a bit late in my life to be still learning lessons, but this week I came to realise just how risky it is to pass judgement, especially when it comes to what goes on, or appears to go on, in the marriages of others.
Listening to the debate on Prime Minister’s Questions about the National Health Service made me cross. I suspect I am not alone.
In 1998 the Government decreed that the sale of painkillers should be limited to packs of 16 in all shops except pharmacies which may sell packs of 32. The reason? To minimise the risk of overdosing.