NEWHAM PAST AND PRESENT: Four residents wins prizes in borough’s history quiz

Four lucky residents from the east London borough of Newham can now call themselves true amateur local historians after winning prizes in a council-sponsored history competition designed to test local historical knowledge. The locals were among several winners of the Newham Past and Present competition, which aimed to increase awareness of the historical places and stories of the borough, which was once part of Essex county and was created in 1965 after a programme of extensive local government reorganisation. The competition took place at the Mayor‘s Newham Show weekend last month (July 2015), reports the council publication The Newham Mag … Continue reading NEWHAM PAST AND PRESENT: Four residents wins prizes in borough’s history quiz

FLEXIOFFICES: The UK’s most hated office personalities

Wander past the reception into any office in the United Kingdom or indeed anywhere else you fancy, and just as Sir David Attenborough might steathily and subtly observe different species of wildlife on the African savannah, you will soon notice from being hidden surreptitiously behind that large pot plant that just like animals, there are different species of office worker; the busybody, with an ‘in’ tray as high as Mount Everest; the chatterboxes, constantly talking on the phone or to anyone within earshot (and lack of an escape route) and the quiet ones; who wish their wage packet was as golden as their silence. Others cling to the boss’ every word, … Continue reading FLEXIOFFICES: The UK’s most hated office personalities

HUMOUR MOMENT: The Annual Sanity Test

Are there times when you feel so much under strain that you are going to flip out and lose it? Has life become so confusing that you don’t know whether you are coming or going? Do you need to know whether things are still ticking over in the old grey matter?….   Take this test and find out! DISCLAIMER: This is a pretend test for jokey purposes and is not to be taken literally. This test is completely unsuitable for any kind of medical diagnoses. That’s what a doctor is for. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: The Annual Sanity Test