Hall of Shame: Stoke City Council

Having worked over recent months with Hitex International Group, I find I’m nowadays taking more notice of road surfaces and markings than I ever used to. Possibly much more than might be considered ‘normal’ or healthy. But even without my new-found nerdiness, I would have been horrified by the state of the new road surface […]

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Arsenal finally spend big

Following Arsene Wenger’s declaration that the issue facing Arsenal is only one of quantity in the squad, not quality, I’m pleased to announce my signing for a club record low fee of £204.07. In a statement about the signing, Wenger said “As you know, we have been monitoring every single player in the world 24/7 […]

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Bad news for Biggles the Badger

Slightly disturbing headline on the BBC News website today.  Pilot badger culls approved.  Presumably, this exercise will involve ground-to-air missiles? OK, sorry, its been one of those days. It would explain, though, why you only ever see dead badgers on the roadside (whereas you see living foxes, hedgehogs, etc. as well as dead ones). There […]

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Fundraising for school PTAs – diversification pays

In this guest article,  Julia Worthington of Amber Consulting (strategic fundraising consultants) describes a useful strategy for school PTAs faced with ever decreasing returns from tapping the usual suspects with the usual round of bingo nights, cake stalls, and raffle tickets.  How diversification can be an important fundraising strategy I am a specialist fundraising consultant. […]

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Montpellier 1 Arsenal 2

It was a much less assured performance from Arsenal than at the weekend. I suppose they were away and in a fairly hostile stadium, so we can make some allowances for  that. It was quite a strange game, and unusual in that Arsenal only had a little more possession overall than the opposition. Jury’s still […]

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