May 24, 2013
First they come for the cheesemakers..
A cheesemaker has been told by police she may be liable for legal action if she supplies Gloucester's famous annual cheese rolling.
The traditional event involves revellers chasing a 7lb (3kg) wheel of Double Gloucester down Cooper's Hill.
Diana Smart, who makes the cheese for the event at her Churcham farm, said she had been warned by police about her responsibilities as organiser.
She said: "It made me feel pretty angry... there's not a lot we can do,"
Mrs Smart, 86, who has made cheese for the event for 25 years, said police had warned her she could be regarded as responsible if anybody was injured.
May 20, 2013
The Voice of Appeasement Speaks
Those calling for the UK to leave the EU are "putting politics before economics", business leaders have said.
Leave aside any flakiness of their economic argument - some things like democracy, freedom and self-determinism are "politics" that outweigh the "economics" - at least to some of us..
May 17, 2013
You're Invited - 25th May 2013.
It is going to be stunning yet again - don't miss it.
May 16, 2013
UEA - Science Fiction Fight
No, not between rival climate researchers arguing over hockey sticks...
"Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club. Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club arrived to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event on Sunday."
Jim Poole, treasurer of Norwich Sci-Fi Club, said there was a history of rivalry and disputes between the two clubs, which both hold their own conventions in the city.
Mr Poole said he was wearing a club top and his fellow member was dressed as the fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison.
Mr Poole said two other members of his club, one dressed as the 10th Doctor and the other as Judge Dredd, had waited outside the venue.
"This wasn't a fight between Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans with lightsabres and sonic screwdrivers drawn," he said.
"It's a bit sad and pathetic. We're all in the same boat."
Was anyone dressed as a bristlecone?