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Archive for the ‘General nonsense’ Category

Thank you from the Prime Minister

by Steve Middleton on 14 August, 2012

The Prime Minster, David Cameron, has written to everyone involved in helping deliver a successful and safe Olympic Games. A copy of his letter is attached below. While I thank the Prime Minister for his acknowledgement and kind words, I am certain I won’t be resting on his or anyone else’s laurels! Thanks all the […]

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Nick Clegg and Paul Burstow unveil new mental health strategy

by Steve Middleton on 3 February, 2011

Yesterday Nick Clegg and Paul Burstow unveiled a new mental health strategy in which more focus will be placed on dealing with mental health problems at an early stage. The new mental health strategy for England promises an extra £400m for therapies, such as counselling, to increase access to them by 60% by 2015. It also […]

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It should be free to shop local

by Steve Middleton on 4 October, 2010

What do North West Labour and Conservative controlled councils have in common? They think it’s OK to charge their constituents to shop locally. Salford Council has charged for it’s car parks for a good few years now. So even if you just want to pop to Salford Shopping City for a few minutes, perhaps to […]

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All you can drink, £5.99

by Steve Middleton on 27 January, 2009

While I’m not one to be out every night drinking my brain cells away, I do like the occasional tipple, but I was quite astonished that The Tokyo Club in Oldham has stooped to a new low. All you can drink for less than £6. I can’t get lunch for less than that these days […]

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An opinion on most things

by Steve Middleton on 19 January, 2009

Welcome to my new blog. As I was creating this I was reminded of the time a researcher called me from Sky News to see if I was interested in appearing on The Martin Stanford show. This was a short lived experiment by Sky, a kind of “call-in show with webcams”. I had previously appeared […]

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