A most remarkable man at 105 – Sir Nicholas Winton

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Britain | one comment

Perhaps the most remarkable man living in Britain today Sir Nicholas Winton on the 19th May celebrated his  105th birthday party at the Czech embassy in London. The guests at the party were the offspring of 669 children – mostly Jewish – rescued by Winton from almost certain death in the months before the second […]

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Springtime in the Chilterns

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Springtime in the Chilterns

Wandering through carpets of bluebells last weekend in glorious Wendover Woods last Sunday reaffirmed that Spring is special. But perhaps it is that it is that extra bit special in the Chiltern Hills, that designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) which arcs North- West of London and contains leafy beech topped hills, sheltered valleys […]

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Hello there Dolly! Happy Birthday Dolly!

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Hello there Dolly! Happy Birthday Dolly!

A good old traditional knees up was held locally near The Eagle’s Nest at the weekend in our local village of Wendover as Dolly Saville celebrated her 100th Birthday but more importantly is still serving London Pride to us thirsty locals!  A Buckinghamshire inn has held a party to mark the 100th birthday of a barmaid […]

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By George it’s that Day again!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on By George it’s that Day again!

By George it is that Day again – St. George’s Day the Patron Saint of England (and many other places) and a great slayer of a non-existent animal, a Dragon. Worry not, if you do see a dragon today think of St. George by helping her cross the road! The 23rd of April is St. Georges’s […]

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Be Happy, Be one

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Be Happy, Be one

  That’s the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams’ hit single “Happy”. Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000 […]

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Paddy Hitler and Paddy Murphy

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Paddy Hitler and Paddy Murphy

The great merchant city and the 2008 European City of Culture of Liverpool has always been a cross roads for humanity. Liverpool does not just have one of England’s longest established black communities, but also a long established Chinese community, a huge Irish influx after the 1847 Famine (so much so it was nicknamed Dublin East!) […]

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Britain’s Great Hunger

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Britain’s Great Hunger

Britain is the world’s sixth richest nation and is in many ways a monument to conspicuous consumption. It is also increasingly Breadline Britain a G8 nation where people are going hungry. Benefits cuts and delays, the rising cost of living and pay freezes are forcing more and more people into food banks, experts have long […]

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Here comes the Pres

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Britain | one comment

The Irish Pres is coming on his historic State Visit to Britain which kicks off with a formal welcome at Windsor Castle at 12 today. Britain may be in for a surprise as beyond his diminutive stature, slightly shrill voice and his tendency to sometimes sound like the preachy Sociology lecturer he once was the […]

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Maria Miller’s Brass Neck Award

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Maria Miller’s Brass Neck Award

  Maria Miller comes across as a smug Selfservative very concerned with the “bubble” she lives in like many ambitious people who thrive because they do not have the burden of empathy. She remains a strong contender for The 2014 Parliamentary Brass Neck  after her minimal 39 second long apology to the house demanded by […]

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Save Oxford’s historic Covered Market

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Save Oxford’s historic Covered Market

The Eagle’s regular readers know our favourite English City is Oxford, she of honest Saxon origin, beautiful evening light reflected in sandstone and dreaming spires. At the very heart of Oxford and treasured by visitors and natives alike is The Covered Market a unique oasis of independent retailers, enterprise, colour and variety. Now it is […]

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