Confrontation On Campus: Roehampton University Combats Canada Goose Invaders:

“Are you animated by a deep-seated hatred of Canadian geese?”. If yes, declared “Time Out London” on April 10th, there was an ideal job available. It would be for just two days (14th-15th April), 9am-5pm, rate of pay £6.31p per hour, dress code “casual”. What were the duties?  “Bidding a fond farewell to the huge […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Mellow Sounds Of Spain: Success in Piccadilly for the “Maria Camahort Quintet”:

St. James’s Church in Piccadilly (designed by Sir Christopher Wren and opened in 1684) offers an extensive music programme: Lunchtime concerts three days a week and “an array of evening concerts”. On 10th April at 7pm, the Maria Camahort Quintet performed there to an appreciative audience of more than 100. Laura Rahi (Soprano) is from […]

Filed under: Music & Dance | Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London’s New TV Channel: Too “Hip” To Be “Cool” (Or Vice Versa)?

“Alright! Welcome to London Live TV”. Those were the first words uttered by presenter Marleena Pone as the station finally went “on air” at 6.30pm on Monday 31st March. But was everything really so “alright”?  Understandably, the London Evening Standard (ES) and “The Independent” hailed the launch as a resounding success. They are both published […]

Filed under: Media | Posted on April 6th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Who Controls The UK Pharmacy Industry? Part Two: The Battle For Customers:

Which one do you trust most: Your doctor or your pharmacist? In her “Sunday Times” column on March 30th, Associate Editor Camilla Cavendish was unequivocal about her preference. Her pharmacist, she declared, is “Highly trained, reliable and available. He doesn’t hide behind a receptionist and a premium phone line. He beavers away behind his little […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on April 6th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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