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If it Is, then Good

February 11, 2024 Longrider 9

The countryside is waaycist. I’ll say one thing for Wildlife And Countryside Link, the umbrella organisation for conservation charities which last week produced a report […]

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January 9, 2024 Longrider 3

That’s easy. The hidden life of Camila Batmanghelidjh: why was her exoneration so widely ignored? That she was cleared of criminal charges doesn’t alter the […]

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Batman and Robin Dies

January 3, 2024 Longrider 8

So Mrs Batmanandrobin is dead. Hailed as ‘an endless source of inspiration’ following her death on New Year’s Day aged 61, the final years of Kids […]

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It’s My Party

April 22, 2023 Longrider 17

I’ve not been paying attention to Elon Musk’s space project as it’s not in my field of interest. However, other people talking about the recent […]

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December 19, 2018 Longrider 6

Well, this one doesn’t need any money. After all, they an afford to get all prissy about where it comes from. A hospital charity has […]

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April 23, 2017 Longrider 1

I almost found myself agreeing with Sean O’Grady… Like the Notting Hill Carnival, royal jubilees and weddings, Red Nose Day and Children in Need (or […]

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November 25, 2015 Longrider 1

He isn’t. Every pound raised by The Independent’s Give to GOSH appeal will be matched by an equal gift from the Treasury under a “double […]

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Dearth of Volunteers

November 21, 2015 Longrider 6

Apparently we oldies – over fifty-fives – aren’t volunteering enough. In a damning survey of charitable attitudes among different age groups, a third of Britons […]

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Er, No…

November 7, 2015 Longrider 5

There’s a campaign fronted by various celebrities aiming to rise money for Syrian refugees. The advert exhorting us to text to  give £3 states that […]