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By Big Arnold
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The planned settlements, set to be built on the corridor between Oxford and Cambridge, would bring with them thousands of homes.

Sajid Javid, the housing secretary, has announced he will give the greenlight to two new towns in the next few weeks and may push for up to three more.

It comes after funding was agreed for a high-speed rail line as well as an 'expressway' for cars between the two university towns.

Up to five new garden towns could be built between Oxford and Cambridge under the Government's plans for a 'housing revolution'. It comes after funding was agreed for a high-speed rail line as well as an 'expressway' for cars between the two university towns



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z58oWB9TBz
 
By bluebellnutter
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We sang something very similar to the Arsenal team on Sunday after one of their players tried to kill one of ours (no foul given, obviously)
 
By D.C. Harrison
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:48 am
'Tis a popular chant at Weymouth v Dorchester, which for reasons lost in time always seemed to be held on boxing day.
Probably same reason the previously annual Whitehaven v Workington RL match/riot took place on Boxing Day, though the more confusing aspect for any non-locals is why both sets of supporters used "jam eater" as a term of abuse for the other.

Another one of those old football traditions long lost to the mists of time is playing the same time twice in two/three days over the festive period.

Re the subject matter, I'm not sure I know anyone in Manchester who took this "Northern Powerhouse" shite seriously.
By Andy McDandy
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It's got more than a whiff of the notorious "beer and bingo" poster about it. Patronize their northern grit but for gods sake don't give them money.
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By D.C. Harrison
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:09 pm
It's got more than a whiff of the notorious "beer and bingo" poster about it. Patronize their northern grit but for gods sake don't give them money.
Indeed, quite the opposite, when you consider the cuts Liverpool and Manchester councils have had to suffer.
 
By Messianic Trees
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Minister criticises 'snowflake' artists who opposed arms firm sponsorship
The government minister responsible for the “northern powerhouse” has described campaigners who forced the arms firm BAE Systems to withdraw as a sponsor of a flagship arts festival in north-east England as “subsidy-addicted artists” and “snowflakes”.

The Great Exhibition of the North, which will run from 22 June to 9 September in Gateshead and Newcastle, is being funded by £5m from the government’s northern powerhouse fund, with a further £7.5m to be found from other sources, including sponsorship.

BAE Systems, which employs 18,000 people in the north of England, was lined up for an estimated £500,000 sponsorship deal, but decided to pull out after an online petition calling for the event to sever ties with the arms manufacturer garnered more than 2,000 signatures.
By Andy McDandy
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Well before we had heard of bots, Mark Thomas was pointing out that whenever you publicly criticise BAE Systems you're met with an almost immediate and choreographed* response from both MPs and supposedly ordinary people.

They might be our NRA equivalent.

*"They keep a lot of people in work/At least we can regulate the sales/If we didn't sell guns to the Saudis the French would/etc".
 
By Timbo
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Another toll road. These are great if (like me) work pays every time you use one, but you only have to look at the M6 Toll, and then take a look at the M5/M6 interchange in Birmingham city centre to know that it isn't actually doing it's job. All the lorries which want to pass through are jammed in with the city centre traffic and the M5 traffic which itself is a temporary 30mph zone. All this will do is make Stanford-le-Hope slightly less affordable and allow richer commuters a shortcut in the mornings.
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