Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jobs or Livelihoods?

For a long time I’ve felt that school has been too much training for ‘jobs’, and not enough preparing young people for adult life.  It felt like that when I was a school, and doesn’t seem to have changed for my children.  … Continue reading

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Transport solutions – what are they?

I’ve just been queuing out of town along Uttoxeter New Road.  Actually that’s not quite true.  I was on my bicycle, so when there was space between the queuing vehicles and the kerb I moved up in ‘my’ lane on … Continue reading

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River Derwent Longbridge turbine coming on stream

  After many months watching the progress of the works to install a turbine across the Longbridge Weir in the centre of Derby, earlier this week I joined other members of the public to see and hear more. Construction of the new turbine is complete … Continue reading

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