Sunday, May 11, 2014

Six of the Best 436

Labour has given up trying to win votes from the Conservatives, says Mark Pack on Liberal Democrat Voice.

"In one of the richest countries in the world 2.4 million of our children are living in homes with problem debt with an additional 2.9 million families with dependent children having struggled to pay their bills over the past 12 months." Linda Jack, also on Lib Dem Voice, has been to the launch of the Children Society campaign The Debt Trap.

Birkdale Focus looks at The Liberal Canvasser's Guide from 1929.

Once the fourth-largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is now a toxic desert littered with rusting ships and plagued with lung-choking dust storms, says Ella Morton on Slate's Atlas Obscura blog.

Psychogeographic Review watches The London Nobody Knows: "It was made by Norman Cohen in 1968, but rather than presenting yet another montage of ‘swinging’ London and Carnaby Street, his film seemed to capture an older, grimier London, albeit one that was fast-disappearing."

York Stories shows some ghost signs in the city - including one on what was my favourite chip shop when I was a student.

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