A Trawl Through The Uk National Daily Press
A brief look at some of the lesser read articles; some topical, some interesting, some entertaining and some more bizarre stories!
As I’m stuck for time at the moment to put into research and writing at length, I still need my daily fix so I’ve decided to try a different tack! I’m aiming to nip through some of our national daily papers on-line and see if there’s anything interesting, weird or unusual and do a quick article to accompany links to them. I hope there’ll be something of interest for every one of my fellow reader/writer pals. Here’s the first bunch I’ve come up with -
I’m starting with a couple of rather odd ones!
It’s been reported in The Times that police over here in the UK that follow the Pagan faith are to be allowed days off to celebrate their religious festivals which include the solstices, fertility rituals and yule log burnings.
It may sound utterly ridiculous but, being the Devil’s advocate here, we do profess to have a democracy and bearing in mind I have the right to celebrate Christmas, Easter, etc, then it’s only right and proper that Pagans should be able to do likewise I suppose!
By way of a sideline – hope you like the above pic. It’s a painting by John Constable (an East Anglian – Suffolk – boy who’s best known for his wonderful local landscape art, notably The Haywain).
The next link is to an extremely topical but rather strange article which revolves around the UK General Election and involves one of our local councils in Norfolk.
At the election the Labour and Conservative candidates for the Great Yarmouth constituency were drawn on 1,034 votes each so they decided to draw playing cards for the seat!
Now for some interesting history links.
A World War II US fighter plane has been buried under the sand on the Welsh coast for 60 years since it crashed in 1942 but the wreckage of the Maid of Harlech Lockheed P-38 Lightning has now been unveiled by the ebbs and flows of the sea over the years. The plane’s location had been kept a secret to maintain it’s safety but it seems it may soon find its way back onto terra firma!
The second history article I found relates to a secret weapon which was used at the start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Known as Livens Large Gallery Flame Projector and built at a factory in Lincoln (UK) it seems they were the forerunners of the latter-day flame throwers. Four were constructed and archaeologists think they’ve now unearthed the remains of the last survivor.
My next link is an entertaining one.
I suspect, like me, you sometimes like a good old gossip with your friends and neighbours but here’s a link to overheard gaffes by celebrities; some minor and some major celebrities and likewise, some minor and some major gaffes.
And finally, a nice relaxing pictorial link featuring 19 pictures that won awards in the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 competition. Just wish my amateur pics were up to this standard!
Perfect for ending a long hard day at the office!!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my little jaunt through the journals as much as I’ve enjoyed compiling it and there’s at least one link that’s appealed! I’m definitely looking forward to doing another as soon as I can so, as they say (whoever they are!) watch this space!