PUBLISHED: 15:12 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:28 04 December 2018 Jessica Hill Aldeburgh has no Christmas tree this year Picture: JESSICA HILL There is disappointment over how the traditional Christmas celebrations have been called off in one of Suffolk’s most exclusive seaside towns for the first time in at least 18 years. Lisa Newrick-Meades of Aldeburgh Flower Shop & Homestyle by Looma, with her son, Harrison Picture: JESSICA HILLAldeburgh is renowned for its pretty coloured houses and independent shops, but this year, it appears to some to be lacking in festive cheer. In previous years, local celebrities including Lenny Henry, Bill Nighy and Emma Freud have turned up to turn on the town’s Christmas lights in the first weekend of December, with the event market by carol singing, greetings from Santa, games and market stalls. But this year, the annual event was called off.The reason for the cancellation was not a shortage of funds - … [Read more...] about Traditional Christmas lighting festivities cancelled in Aldeburgh, as ‘the everyday population gets smaller and smaller’
By Earl Nickel Updated 12:00 pm PST, Friday, November 30, 2018 This dry gulch garden uses prominent plants as a focal point. Larger aloes, agaves, echeverias or yuccas are a good bet. This dry gulch garden uses prominent plants as a focal point. Larger aloes, agaves, echeverias or yuccas are a good bet. Photo: Earl Nickel Photo: Earl Nickel Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 This dry gulch garden uses prominent plants as a focal point. Larger aloes, agaves, echeverias or yuccas are a good bet. This dry gulch garden uses prominent plants as a focal point. Larger aloes, agaves, echeverias or yuccas are a good bet. Photo: Earl Nickel Think big even if your gardening area is small 1 / 3 … [Read more...] about Think big even if your gardening area is small
He was a delightful bundle of whimsical, sleight-of-hand moves, delivered at varying speeds on the attack. The NHL of today is a Formula One race track, flat-out speed from start to finish. But that was not the game back then. In the ’70s and ’80s, when Rick Middleton rocked and rolled his way to a career 488 goals, hockey was a sport of stops and starts, often with a dash of bloody mayhem mixed into the intoxicating brew. Amid it all, the slick Bruins’ right winger with No. 16 on his back could dictate a play’s tempo as if he had filched that stick from Arthur Fielder, who swung a smaller baton to different scores in another old building across town. These Middleton moves had a technical term. He called them his “Howdy Doody’s.’’ A quick drop of the shoulder. A devilish shake of the head. A deke to the outside, a stutter step, a seamless shift to a third or fourth gear, a puck through a defenseman’s legs . . . Howdy Doody, pal, and … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t think you’ll see anyone like him again’: Rick Middleton’s final bow on Causeway
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy Around 200 men from Liverpool travelled to Spain in 1933. They were ordinary, working class lads. Many from industrial backgrounds like coal miners, or dock workers, who headed south to fight in the Spanish Civil War. At the time, the UK government wanted nothing to do with troubles in Spain where General Francisco Franco was hell bent on ruling the country with a fascist iron fist. Despite the ban on Brits helping out, the Liverpudlians, along with many other working class men from other cities in the UK, went anyway, picked up their arms and fought side by side with soldiers who they couldn’t even speak the same language as. They had no real reason to be there other than they believed it was the right thing to do. No doubt most, if not all of those fighting, had socialist tendencies and strong anti-fascist beliefs. Liverpool as a city doesn’t go down easily without a putting up a fight. I’m sure the same can be said for many … [Read more...] about Just Scu on earth do you think you are, Richard?
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Basketball is a tall man’s game.Except when it’s not.And for the University of New Mexico Lobos, one of the top 10 tallest teams in the country with an average roster height of 6-feet-7-inches per player, the added size and length on this year’s team was supposed to do one thing more than any other. The Lobos (3-1) were supposed to be better on defense.ADVERTISEMENTSkipInstead the UNM defense has been below average, to say the least. And the most consistent damage has come from the hot hand of the shortest player on the court.In each of UNM’s four games, the opposing team has had a point guard under 6-feet tall. Those four guards — 5-8 Terrell Gomez, Cal State-Northridge; 5-11 Asante Gist, Iona; 5-9 A.J. Harris, New Mexico State; and 5-10 Evan Gilyard, UTEP … [Read more...] about UNM has struggled to cover smaller guards thus far