NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

News for today comes from InYourArea. The UK’s finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced an emergency GBP £5 billion business grants lifeline for firms brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Most … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES: A tribute to Trigger

with Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) Today the Half-Eaten Mind has penned a special tribute to the actor who played one of the stalwart characters of the hit Eighties comedy Only Fools and Horses, which has gained a cult following among fans and which is still held up as a memorable example of British comedy. On Thursday 16th January Roger Lloyd Pack, who played the slow-witted roadsweeper Trigger in Only Fools, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was aged 69. He was born in north London in 1944. His father, Charles Lloyd Pack was also an actor, and likewise … Continue reading ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES: A tribute to Trigger

MADIBA: A tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

Vijay Shah Yesterday, Thursday the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela, former South African president, anti-apartheid campaigner, noble statesman and a role model for humanity, passed from this world in his sleep in Johannesburg. He was 95. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital. Born in what was then the Eastern Cape province in July 1918, Mandela rose from humble beginnings to become leader of the African National Congress, which fought against the oppressive apartheid regime and its racist laws. His activities against the South African regime of … Continue reading MADIBA: A tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918-2013