22 January 2015

Greg Mulholland in North Kingston

Chair of the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, Leeds NW Lib Dem, Greg Mulholland, visited Kingston earlier this week.

Greg visitied the Willoughby Arms in North Kingston where he met local residents and publicans and talked about the next stage of the campaign to Save Our Pubs - ending permitted development rights that can see pubs change use to a supermarket or estate agent without any public say so.

Greg and the all party group have tabled and amendment to the Infrastructure Bill on Monday to remove permitted development rights for pubs.

More here.

Richmond Park candidate, Robin Meltzer and landlord, Rick Robinson, welcome Greg to the Willoughby Arms in North Kingston.

13 January 2015

How the cult of celebrity has taken over Britain

Was in Derby today for work and visited the Intu Centre and came across a small exhibition of the history of the shopping centre.  In 1975 when the centre was orginally built this man formally opened it:

When it was revamped and enlarged in 2007 this woman opened it: