Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

28 May 2014
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World Cup Scenarios

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Taking a break from politics and one way streets, here’s look forward to the World Cup next month. No matter what happens as far as England are concerned, someone will say that they predicted it all along. So here’s my … Continue reading

26 May 2014
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Euro dance

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The music has stopped and we’ve all got off the Euro dance floor. The ’kippers are smokin’, the Tories are blue, Labour isn’t quite working and the future isn’t bright for Lib Dem orange. But what does it all mean? … Continue reading

24 May 2014
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How Facebook is killing language

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Lots of things are accused of killing language. Texting, for example. Or, to give its more common name, txtng. It’s quite easy to find articles in the popular media complaining that schoolchildren are using abbreviations such as ‘ur’, ‘gr8’ and … Continue reading

24 May 2014
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Are UKIP up or down?

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There has been much media coverage of how well UKIP have done in the local authority elections that took place at the same time as the European elections on Thursday. If you listen to the BBC, it’s been a triumph … Continue reading

13 May 2014
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Two-way access across Workman Bridge – a modest proposal

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Pretty much everyone who lives or works in Evesham thinks that the current traffic arrangement between the High Street and Workman Bridge, with it only being possible to travel from the bridge to the High Street and not in the … Continue reading

9 May 2014
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Evesham parking concessions – some figures

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Wychavon District Council have kindly provided me with some figures for the number of parking tickets sold in in district-run car parks in Evesham during the period that concessionary rates were in operation, compared with the same period the previous … Continue reading

3 May 2014
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If it aint broke…

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Remember the Apple Maps fiasco? Google clearly didn’t. I’ve previously blogged about how Google has managed to get the colour scheme horribly wrong in the latest redesign, but the latest change plumbs yet new depths of inanity. You may have … Continue reading