When an early British sea plane, the S.80, made a three-month expedition south down the Nile in 1914, the mechanic was unnamed in the newspaper reports. But the adventure’s success depended on his expertise.
‘Dung 4‘, the cassette-only album from the Inspiral Carpets which preceded their more conventional debut LP ‘Life‘ in 1989, is to be re-released for this year’s Record Store Day.
Cherry Records will for the first time issue the album on CD and vinyl formats on April 19th
With the Guardian’s recent poll showing half the country is angry with politicians, you might think this isn’t the best time to introduce draconian legislation that will muzzle dissent and crack down on popular campaigning. But then again, you might also think a government that came to power promising a new “big society” might welcome robust and healthy public debate, led by a diverse range of grassroots campaigners.
Which only goes to show the extraordinary hypocrisy of the coalition in ramming through its transparency of lobbying bill (better known as the gagging bill). By imposing a quite astonishing range of requirements on campaigning organisations in the run-up to elections, it would effectively shut down legitimate voices seeking to raise awareness on issues of public interest, whether they are on NHS reform, housing policy, or wildlife conservation. Campaign spending limits for “third party” organisations – such as charities and pressure groups – would be drastically cut, and the definition of what constitutes campaigning broadened. And there would be new forms of regulation for organisations lobbying on issues at constituency level.
And you thought Creationists weren’t evolved….
The Elephant Shark’s genome has barely changed in 400 million years, making it slower evolving than the coelacanth.
Politicians have been laying down the law about what clothes we can wear since the Middle Ages, and it’s only getting worse, according to a US law professor.