13:28

Heathrow

There has been much jubilation at the Court of Appeal’s decision on Heathrow. Sadly (I think a third runway is a terrible idea) that jubilation will be short lived as it ultimately is about the government (Chris Grayling - again) failing to take account of the Paris Accord. On noise and pollution the protestors lost the case.

Wouldn’t it be sensible now to revisit the ‘Heathwick’ idea of a high speed rail link between Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton running round the M25? And a second runway at Gatwick?

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15:52

Tube Map

Tube Map
We all know what the London Tube map looks like. It’s not a great way to navigate your way around London above ground however - as many naiv...
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12:53

Octopuses

Octopuses
This is a review by Amir Shrinivasen in the London Review of Books of   Other Minds:  The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent   Life by...
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15:37

1917

1917
I went to see 1917 recently and seem to be in a minority of one that didn’t like it. Where to start? The story was ridiculous. Communication...
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23:19

Dropping into another world

Dropping into another world
The nature of paragliding is that you are held aloft by thermals that are bubbles of heated air that separate from the ground and rise up to...
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17:27

Cycling and surfing

Cycling and surfing
You would think that bicycling and surfing would be chilled out activities - out in the open, often in the sun and at one with nature. So wh...
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17:33

Spain from the air

Spain from the air
I recently spent a week in north-east Spain flying my little plane around Catalonia, Aragon and Navarre. I was blown away by the beauty, wi...
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18:58

Cannabis Laws

Cannabis Laws
Sometimes you hear things that are so stupid you wonder if common sense is truly dead. This morning, on the Today Programme, they interviewe...
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