Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Six of the Best 524

Charles Leadbetter (once the Steve Hilton of New Labour) offers some imaginative ideas that he says could help save the Labour Party. Liberal Democrats should read them too.

"This land has been grazed and burnt to a shadow of its former self by these unsustainable practices, tolerated for so long that many people think the resulting landscape is natural." Simon Pepper on the need for restoration of the Highland landscape of Scotland.

Carl Chinn introduces the story of Prince Albert "Jake" Jacob, who came to Birmingham from Trinidad and fought with the Royal Air Force in the Second World War.

Hana Schank explains why it is that so few of the world's top chess players are women.

"It is no coincidence that cricket’s two most high-profile public figures remain Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen, whose fame is inextricably linked to their starring roles in 2005. That was the year in which Flintoff was named BBC Sports Personality of The Year, having been third the year before. No cricketer has come in the top three since." Tim Wigmore looks at what the move away from free-to-air television channels has meant for English cricket.

Backwatersman fears the county game is going the same way as rural bus services.

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