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When tea for two can cost more than you bargained for

Funny the things we get het up about.  American television reporter and presenter Michael Manning could not see why he had to pay for a tea refill. While free coffee refills are part of the unspoken American constitution, the issue of whether the same applies to a second tea bag seems to be very much a grey area. Now Michael could probably afford to buy the entire restaurant where he...
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The missing – Rahma el-Dennaoui

The abduction of Madeleine McCann has striking similarities to the mysterious disappearance of toddler Rahma el-Dennaoui who was also snatched from her bed, sleeping between her two sisters at their home in Sydney, 18 months ago. Her father checked on her at 2am – and by 8am she had vanished. Police suggested she may have been taken by a childless couple or a woman desperate for...
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Seeing the wood for the trees

I hope when EU ministers responsible for urban and spatial development  meet in Leipzig this week, that they will  have given serious consideration to boosting the number of urban trees in our neighbourhoods. I live in Cambridgeshire, the least wooded county in the country, and not the best of place to be as I adore trees and avenues. I feel an adrenalin rush whenever...
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