You can get on to the towpath by Nottingham Station, and from there it is a mile to where the Nottingham Canal meets the Trent at West Bridgford. The final lock down into the river is Meadow Lane Lock, which is close to Notts County's ground and opposite Nottingham Forests' City Ground on the other bank. If you like photographs of canals joining the Trent, see the: Trent and Mersey Canal at Derwent Mouth near ShardlowErewash Canal at Trent Lock, Long EatonGrantham Canal across the Trent at West Bridgford

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England

In the run up to the day the idea of a 'Woofeendum' sounded rather twee. But it generated some appealing images for the media, which is something Remainers have not been very good at. Fun as they are, marches risk being interesting only to those who go one them. It is also striking how much more effective pro-EU campaigning has been since it fell from the hands of the professionals - David Cameron and George Osborne, Ryan Coetzee and Will Straw CBE - and into the hands of those who really care about it.

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England

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Mon 8th

Monday reading

Current Seychelles: The Saga of a Small Nation Navigating the Cross-Currents of a Big World, by Sir James Mancham Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson Sodom and Gomorrah, by Marcel Proust Last books finished Here's My Card, by Bob Popyk Ringworld, by Larry Niven Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived - Tales for Future Time Lords, by Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier Next books The Sound of his Horn, by Sarban Larque on the Wing, by Nancy Springer The Vampire's Curse, by Mags Halliday

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Posted by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!

Sunday: The name is Bond... Jane Bond! Don't knock it. This week Doctor Who went where no man has gone before. And about time. And she did it in "Casino Royale" style with a little more of the WooWho theme added each time she stepped closer to remembering just Who she fully was. Fearless confrontation with aliens... build a new sonic... heroic action sequence... turn their own weapons against them... never cruel, never cowardly, always there to help... and you're really going to wear that? The Doctor's back baby, she's back. And so are we. Here's Daddy's new Who review. ...

Mon 8th

Roxy Update

Back home from vets. She's going back in on Friday for under-anaesthetic diagnostics on her head. He couldn't find anything obvious that would cause the fitting and said it might be something she'd eaten combined with her medication, and we had to watch out if we're giving her any human food that it's not salty because salty things can react with her meds. Her respiratory thing has progressed to the point where she's got an audible heart murmur, so they're going to do investigatory stuff there too. And blood tests. Sooooo... While there's a lot that's worrying in there it ...

miss_s_b | Doctor Who was good. YAY! SOOOOOOOOO relieved. Social media has taught me more about black British history than I ever learned in school - and that's a crying shame An excellent beermat The new Lib Dem 404 page is rather amusing Cis men: please read this twitter thread Seriously. It's important. Media Guidelines for Domestic Violence reporting The Woman Who Fell to Earth Review | Eruditorum Press I don't agree with everything Elizabeth says here, but it's a thoughtful review with a lot of good points. The Woman Who Fell to Earth Reactipoll If you like what you ...

Mon 8th


The rivers run higher in the hour before dawn: rushing pulses shaped into alternating streams as the red-white long-haul contra-flows of business are driven hot and oiled in hurtling packs of steel, vacuum-wrapped and insulated, but still roaring with the purpose of a generation's power; consuming all the world to keep our selves alive. Delivering – whatever it [...]

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Mon 8th

My tweets

Sun, 12:56: Revealed: May's secret bid to get Labour to back Brexit deal The endgame shapes up. MPs wil... Sun, 16:05: Regeneration game: A look back at every new Doctor Who from 1963 to the present Brilliant p... Sun, 19:44: RT @JohnBarrowman: . #doctorwho #jodiewhittaker #whovian #tardis #premier #newseason Sun, 20:48: RT @youngvulgarian: A thoroughly enjoyable thread: Sun, 22:20: RT @WhovianLeap: Retweet if you are happy! #drwho #doctorwho Sun, 22:22: Yes, I thought so too. Sun, 23:50: RT @Paul_Cornell: Shall I tell him? Mon, 10:45: Rooney Prize winner Caitriona Lally's clear-eyed, ...


"Fear" by Bob Woodward traces Donald Trump's campaign to be US President from March 2010, then follows his Presidency until March 2018. This is a very readable book. The text is set out with plenty of space between the lines, so that it feels like an "easy read". The chapters are organised by subject, often looking at policy areas in turn. It is skilfully concise. I found it a "page turner". It is a serious book. Scores of "deep background" interviews of White House insiders were carefully transcribed and used. There are 28 pages of sources quoted. As Clive James ...

Posted by Paul Walter on Liberal Democrat Voice

I have been aware of climate change warnings for my entire adult life, so much so that when the Times tells us about a UN report which warns that global carbon dioxide emissions must almost halve within 12 years to avoid a catastrophic loss of coral reefs and Arctic ice, intense floods and droughts, it makes me wonder whether it is now all too late. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that preventing the worst effects of climate change will require "unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" costing £1.8 trillion a year. The changes include a rapid ...

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black

Last week, my friend and colleague David Boyle published an article putting forward a view about protecting the older generation. It has become one of our most widely read blogs and generated much discussion – some support and quite a bit of anger. I have been wondering whether, in view of some of the highly [...] The post Should we protect accusers and accused a bit better? appeared first on Radix.

Posted by Joe Zammit-Lucia on Radix

As a follow up to my preceding posting about how Maghull's world famous former Moss Side Hospital is being recognised at the new Maghull North Station here are some details of a project and research concerning the hospital which is now on public display at Southport's lovely Atkinson Museum and Gallery. History board about Moss Side Hospital on the platform of the new Maghull North Station Here's a link to information about project and when you can visit the gallery:- Extract from Atkinson web page – Local volunteers have been unearthing fascinating stories relating to Moss Side Military Hospital ...

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018 Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) - temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for gas main installation. Riverside Approach closed southbound for 2 weeks. Old Hawkhill - temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 October for 3 weeks for water main connection. Perth Road (at Union Place) - temporary traffic lights on Sunday 14 October for BT cable work. Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) - temporary traffic lights on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for BT cabling works.

The first proper episode of my podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now live at . It will shortly be up on iTunes at This one looks at Benny Goodman's "Flying Home", and at ... Continue reading →

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!

I probably won't blog every week about my thoughts about Doctor Who — indeed, I probably won't watch it every week, as I don't have a TV — I was visiting friends to watch it this week, as the debut ... Continue reading →

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