Category: CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Become a School Governor

Theresa Dickens
"Typical" school governors

What do you need to become a school governor? Theresa Dickens explores the topic for us, based on her own experience of becoming a governor.

And So To Pécs

Mike Phillips

Pécs is impressive and, despite its history, is now a modern and bustling city. Originally settled by Romans and Celts and enduring 150 years of Ottoman occupation it has a heritage of being a multi-ethnic city and is now named as a European Capital of Culture city.

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Adventures of a Coastguard

Don Adamson

It takes a special kind of person to get a kick out of being hauled out of bed in the small hours and in all weathers to deal with sometimes tricky problems. There are compensations: I shall always treasure the gleam in young eyes when, at PR gigs, I would explain, “Coastguards are the good guys. We save lives and rescue people. The best thing about us is that you get your clothes dirty, come home covered in mud and there is nothing your mother can say about it.”

First Impression Of Hungary on Landing

Mike Phillips

Within minutes of meeting Magdalena and Bonnie (her aged, but lovely German Shepherd) the motorway took us through green countryside past fields of sunflowers ready to harvest and paprika.

Trams Or Light Rail: Transport For Life

Nicholas Kerr
Waiting tram

Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.

Ride and Stride – Raising Funds For Kent Churches

Nigel Wheeler

In Whitstable, we found many churches and chapels open and pleased to see us. Fine Kentish ale, swimming in the sea, visits to a few of Whitstable’s quaint old shops and a search for oysters rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day … and hopefully a few well earned £££s for the Ride & Stride cause.