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All Aboard the MisGuided Bus at last!

Well, the expensive potential white elephant which is the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway is running at least six months late (and with additional contractors being called in, that may be optimistic), so this week must have been a great relief to the Council. At last they were able to get a section open to demonstrate the […]

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In The Loop – hilarious

Just back from a preview screening of In The Loop, the movie extension to the fantastic The Thick Of It TV series, held at the Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge and with writer/director Armando Ianucci present for a Q+A with a sell-out audience. If the laugh-out-loud count is a measure of a good comedy, this one […]

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Looking for the best sit-down Chinese restaurant in Cambridge?

I haven’t done a restaurant review for ages, but I was blown away by our meal at The Peking in Cambridge tonight, so I’ve dusted off my reviewer’s hat (not seen since the days of AdHoc and RealCity magazines) and put this one on LocalSecrets and Tripadvisor… “In its old – rather downmarket – home […]

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Peter Alliss – probably fatter than Pavarotti

I cannot stand Peter Alliss, the golf commentator, who should have retired years ago. Just as Tiger Woods is about to sink a putt to win a tournament, you think he’s going to chip in: “Now, at this point I really should take the opportunity to pay tribute to dear old Mrs Tweed, the ladies’ […]

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The Boat That Rocked

Radio Caroline meant a lot to me as a teenager. Few people seem to remember that just as the radio station brought pop to the masses in the sixties when no legal station was broadcasting it, in the seventies it was the only radio station broadcasting rock music. It might have been the decade of […]

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ABC at the Royal Albert Hall review

The orchestra arrive on stage before much of the audience! (Posted from my iPhone on the way home…) If you’re going to do nostalgia, do it properly. And with this gig, ABC (which is only Martin Fry really) certainly did it properly. The best pop album of the last 30 years – The Lexicon of […]