Daily Blog 03/05/2013

  • Mark Milsom, the assistant chief constable of West Yorkshire Police today told the parliamentary inquiry on cycling that police officers do not enforce 20mph speed limits.

    “We advise, we don’t enforce [on 20 mph],” said Milsom, at the inquiry representing Association of Chief Police Officers.

    An incredulous Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge asked: “What other laws do the police not enforce?”

    tags: police bicycle roadsafety

  • When Martyn Hillier was told he could turn his off-license in the Kent village of Herne into a pub, he didn’t realise the key role he would play in redefining Britain’s ailing pub trade. The ‘micropub‘ concept takes this enduring yet declining beacon of Britishness back to basics. Capitalising on the increasingly popular real ale market, micropubs focus on cask ales, good banter and friendly atmosphere. Wine, ciders and soft drinks are welcome. Lagers, jukeboxes and fruit machines are strictly prohibited!

    tags: Pub

  • A club where Friedrich Engels spent time during his early years in England has been uncovered by archaeologists in Manchester.

    Remnants of The Albert Club, founded by Germans in the 19th Century, were found during building work on the new £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI).

    tags: manchester

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