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Just in case you think you’re old!

JEANNE LOUISE CALMENT had the longest confirmed human lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days. It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madame Calment lived her life. She was born in Arles, France, on February 21, 1875. When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 years old. It was at this

Podcast: Moya Simpson’s Voices


Part 1 & 2 of Moya Simpson’s Voices. During lockdown Moya Simpson and John Shortis wrote their memoirs. Moya decided that the best way for her to present hers was in a podcast. ABOVE: Popular duo act Shortis & Simpson.  Source: District Bulletin archive October 2016. Now it’s up there on SoundCloud for all

Podcast: Women’s sports — MORE CHALLENGES WITH COVID

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IT’S NOT NEW news that women constantly face inequality in sports from the grassroots level to the professional level. Nevertheless, any sports personality will give you examples of how sports organisations are trying to lessen this gender equality gap. But since Covid hit and stopped Australia in its tracks, it left sport

US politics also leaves us speechless.


Fortunately, late night satirists don’t have that problem, as shown in this Guardian report. By Adrian Horton, The Guardian. Trevor Noah AS THE POLITICAL fallout from the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg continued to roil Washington, Democrats “still held a shred of hope that they could persuade four moderate GOP senators to show some integrity

How much plastic would you like with your tea?


The hidden plastics in Twinings, Tetley and Yorkshire teabags BRITISH PEOPLE are known around the world for their love of tea, with 100 million cups consumed across the UK every day. But Britons may want to think twice about which brand they buy after tests revealed that Twinings, Tetley and Yorkshire Tea bags

The inevitable tragedy of a Summer on edge in Portland


ALL THROUGH SUMMER, through the haze of tear gas and assaults by federal agents, amid nightly clashes between Portland police and protesters, an incident like the one on Saturday night seemed not only possible but inevitable. On the ninety-third day of protests in response to the murder of George Floyd,