Friday, July 17, 2015

Six of the Best 525

Peter Kellner has some advice for Tim Farron - think big: "My suggestion that you strive for influence rather than more normal electoral measures of success ... is made not just because I fear that votes will be hard to come by for the next few years. It’s also because the progressive project is in profound trouble – just as it was in the Thirties, before Keynes and Beveridge came to our rescue. The big prize is to fashion a new progressive settlement for the 2020s and 2030s."

The problem with Mhairi Black's maiden speech is that Paisley is not suffering from too little socialism but too much, argues Ian Martin.

Residents in and around Braunstone Gate in Leicester are being the chance to transform their neighbourhood, says the People's Health Trust.

"There had been rumours of their return for a while and although I couldn’t prove my sighting I had feeling they were about." Paul Evans on the return of the pine marten to Shropshire.

Chris Molanphy writes on the three strange Lennon and McCartney hits that went to No. 1 in the US without Lennon or McCartney.

"They are all the external remains of a system of conduits, underground tunnels, which brought fresh water from Blackheath to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich." Running Past discovers the hidden waterways of Greenwich Park.

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