Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Friday, 25 December 2009
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What its all about. Nativity scene in the crypt of St Martins in the Fields London. Photograph E Weatherwax December 2009...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2009 8:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 25 December 2009
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This is one of my favourite films, a wartime production by The Archers who were Michael Powell and Eric Pressburger. They also made One of our Aircraft is Missing and postwar, I Know Where I'm Going and the Black Narcissus. I mentioned the film here in October last year and was reminded of it ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2009 4:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 25 December 2009
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The 82-year-old pontiff was caught on camera being dragged to the floor as he proceeded down the main aisle in St Peter’s Basilica. Although shaken, he got to his feet and continued with the late night service. French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, 87, broke a leg as he tried to stop the woman reaching ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2009 4:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 December 2009
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Every year for the last 6 years I have played Father Christmas into and out of the Toddlers Christmas party with Jingle Bells on the accordion. When I play it doesn't sound like this. Jingle Bells in a minor key Klezmer style. Good night.  Listen out for sleigh bells but don't peep...Read More...
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Posted on 12/24/2009 3:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 December 2009
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From The Daily Mail. I don't know this pub - I wish I did. It is the time of year when customers at the Blisland Inn can generally be forgiven for thinking they are seeing things. That wall, for instance, which has always seemed so solid with its feature barometers and real ale adverts and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/24/2009 6:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 December 2009
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Last year we had President Ahmadinejad of Iran, the year before some veiled dozy bint. This year's Chrismas message on Channel Four comes from Miss Katie Piper. Acid attack survivor Katie Piper urges viewers to "appreciate the beautiful things and the beautiful people that you have in your ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/24/2009 4:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009
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The Times seems to be of the opinion that prestigious jobs and affluence will be the solution to the problem, and one must never forget the potential fullfilled by Aayan Hirsi Ali and her comrades, the young woman mentioned in the first paragraph must also have been very hard working, motivated and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2009 3:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009
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From The Telegraph A bishop says a plan to open Britain’s largest Muslim faith school in a town still recovering from race riots eight years ago as “makes him weep" and claims it risks creating tensions. The Rt Rev John Goddard, the Bishop of Burnley, suggested it would be more sensitive ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2009 2:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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From The Daily Mail The father of a teenager encouraged to marry and rape his 12-year-old cousin was jailed for three years today. The 54-year-old man was arrested by Scotland Yard child abuse detectives over an arranged marriage at a house in Woolwich, south east London. Investigators discovered ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 2:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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From the Swedish edition of The Local The Swedish population grew more in 2009 than it has in any year since 1946, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån - SCB). The increase is attributed to high birth and immigration rates, as well as sharply reduced ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 4:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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A college exposed by The Times for providing fake places to more than 1,000 foreign nationals has been awarded a new government licence to bring hundreds of overseas students to Britain. King’s College of Management (KCM), in Manchester, closed in the summer after The Times revealed that although ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2009 4:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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The Burton Mail reports this thus. A ROYAL British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burton?s war memorial. Roy Whenman, vice-chairman of the town’s Legion branch, received calls from members saying an extremist ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 2:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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From The London Evening Standard Police are investigating about a dozen cases of missing children in Britain who they fear may be victims of “honour-based” violence, it emerged today. Prosecutors say they are assisting in cases where children have been taken out of school without any explanation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 3:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 December 2009
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From The Times Pass beyond what is described as government territory in the Somali capital — a few blocks between the airport, the harbour and the presidential palace — and you are at the mercy of al-Shabaab, the extremist Islamic group that holds sway across southern and central Somalia. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2009 2:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 20 December 2009
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Steptoe and Son - father and son run a junkyard. In this episode Harold (the son)  discovers that (his father) Albert has 'neglected' to inform the tax department that his wife has died - over 30 years ago. Father and son didn't always get on well in the script. Real life actors Wilfred ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2009 4:54 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 20 December 2009
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From The Times The Lockerbie bomber had £1.8m in a Swiss bank account when he was convicted eight years ago, it has been revealed. The Crown Office, Scotland’s equivalent of the Crown Prosecution Service, has confirmed it refused to grant bail to Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi as recently ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2009 10:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 December 2009
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Family outing today to Trafalgar Square to sing carols round the Christmas tree and listen to one of the choirs. Husband and teenager went ahead as there was a shop they wanted to visit while I had an errand to do first. Outside the National Gallery, on a piece of land which is not owned by Westminster ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2009 3:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 December 2009
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From Earth Times Phnom Penh - The Cambodian government has decided to deport 20 Uighur asylum seekers back to China despite concerns from human rights groups about their safety, officials said Saturday. The decision to deport the 22 asylum seekers who came from the far western Xinjiang region and arrived ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2009 7:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 18 December 2009
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One Yorkshire town, three news items, one common theme. From The Telegraph, at the bottom of a news item about the family prestige murder of Tulay Goren.  Anne Cryer has been commended at this site on a number of previous occasions. Ann Cryer, the Labour MP for Keighley, near Bradford, who has ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2009 3:09 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 17 December 2009
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From The Telegraph May he rot. Mehmet Goren, the father of 15-year-old Muslim schoolgirl Tulay Goren, has been convicted of her murder in a family "honour killing" in London. Tulay, who had come to Britain from the Kurdish region of Turkey, was drugged, tortured and then killed by her ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2009 7:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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