Lord Coe’s company behind plans to bulldoze athletics stadium

Such an icon how could they. Spend the money and refurbish instead of this slow lingering death and btw Boris listen to the people that use the place.

Inside Croydon

Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee which promised to create a sporting legacy for London and the whole of Britain, now heads up the company which has put forward plans to bulldoze the Crystal Palace athletics stadium.

Lord Coe and Lady Xuelin Bates at the London Olympics in 2012. She has since staged lobbying events on behalf of ZhongRong Lord Coe and Tory party donor Lady Xuelin Bates at the London Olympic Games in 2012. She has since staged lobbying events on behalf of ZhongRong

A brief public consultation was announced last week and an exhibition is being held at what was formerly known as the National Sports Centre.

The consultation offers four pretty bleak options for what was the home of British athletics for half a century. The proposals have been described as “a disgrace” and “disastrous” by senior figures involved in the sport at Crystal Palace.

Double Olympic champion Coe himself set one of his world records on the Crystal Palace track. In 1989, it…

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Forget expensive cough medicine………..drink honey and lemon (with possibly a dash of single malt whisky)

Especially the Whiskey

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There is little evidence that expensive over-the-counter cough medicines actually work, doctors said today But the NHS Choices website advises: ‘There’s little evidence to suggest cough medicines actually work, although some ingredients may help treat symptoms associated with a cough, such as a blocked nose or fever.’

The webpage adds that the ‘simplest and cheapest’ treatment for a ‘short-term cough’ may be a homemade remedy containing lemon and honey. It continues: ‘There’s no quick way of getting rid of a cough caused by a viral infection. It will usually clear up after your immune system has fought off the virus.’ Dr Tim Ballard, vice chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, today backed up the NHS claim He said: ‘The medical evidence behind cough medicines is weak and there is no evidence to say that they will reduce the duration of illnesses – as such, GPs are unlikely to…

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Roasted Mushroom and Parsnip Soup

Lovely recipe

Our Growing Paynes

The gluten free experiment is going well.  I’m starting to feel better with a few bumps along the way but I figure that is normal.  I am discovering there are some missed opportunities  when searching out gluten free snacks and the like.  It is not a guarantee that you will get something that tastes good.  I tried a breakfast wrap at a local bagel place and the gluten free wrap could be best described as wet cardboard.  Some of the tortilla chips aren’t much better.  I tried one type of cracker that said right on the box how important taste was.  My husband said I made quite the face trying to eat those!

I have found a couple of things I like and fortunately we’re having success at home.  Otherwise I’d starve or at the very least be very cranky.  And that just won’t do!

With the cooler weather settling…

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Bluebell Railway Cash for Cover Appeal

A worthy cause

Loco Yard

The Bluebell Railway has an incredible collection of rolling stock, some of which have featured previously on this blog (click here.)  The railway has long striven to put this unique collection under cover and now have an opportunity to raise funds to put up to 20 historic carriages under a roof.  Thanks to some generous benefactors of the railway, any donations made until mid-November will be match-funded up to a sum of £125,000.  At that point, the cost of storage for ten carriages will be reached (£250,000.)  If another £100,000 is raised, then the target storage for 20 carriages will be hit.  So please click on the link below!


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Jobs Fair brokers partnerships with housing associations

Inside Croydon

A partnership between Britain’s biggest housing associations and Croydon businesses will be launched at the Fairfield Halls next Tuesday, with the ambition of creating hundreds of jobs.

Jobs fair logoVisitors to the South London Jobs Fair on October 21 will be able to have a job interview on the spot, check out vacancies and business openings, get advice on CV writing, as well as review training courses and other opportunities, including apprenticeships and work experience placements.

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