Yearly Archives: 2005
An article on BBC News says that no pupil should fail [news.bbc.co.uk]. That’s what the headline is anyway. If you read it though "teachers" are not actually saying that, they are about to hear it, as a suggestion, at a conference, from one retired teacher. The idea behind the concept is that, instead of failing, [...]
Pathetic terrorist scum attacked the city of London today with a number of bombs on the tube network and one on a London bus shortly afterwards [news.bbc.co.uk]. The explosions on the Underground left 35 dead and two more died in the attack on a double-decker bus. Flags will be flying at half mast tomorrow. Someone [...]
The city of London will be host for the 2012 Olympic Games [news.bbc.co.uk]. Winning by 54 votes to 50 in the final round of voting, and leading the way in most of the voting rounds, London shrugged off the Paris bid, which was tipped as the favourite. This is pretty good in my opinion. I [...]
A real life copy of The Terminal [www.imdb.com], where a ex-Kenyan has been living in a duty free section of an airport for the past year, has been given a UK passport [news.bbc.co.uk]. That is quite funky.
Countdown presenter and long-term face of channel 4 Richard Whiteley has died at the age of 61 [news.bbc.co.uk]. He was recovering slowly after being hit by pneumonia in May, but died today. He had presented Countdown on Channel 4 since 1982, with Carol Vorderman the maths guru. Quite a well known figure who will be [...]