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Monday, 26 December 2016

New Agenda on Sunday. is out! Edition of 25 December 2016




Good morning everyone and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.


As promised (or threatened last week), I am "slipping in a quicky" on Boxing day, to mention just a couple of events which have occurred over the festive week.


More names on the 2016 listing of "names" who have passed away this year.(And there are still 5 days of the yer remaining!)


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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!
George Michael R I P




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Richard John Parfitt, OBE (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist in the rock band Status Quo. R I P
The Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died at the age of 68 after suffering from a severe infection.



Meanwhile back in Jersey.

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Sad to read that some of the exhibits from the former Shell Garden attraction have been damaged.
I first visited the Shell Garden back in the late 1970's and over the years became friendly with Jon, who ran the attraction, and his wife Sandi with whom we spent many evenings enjoying a meal in one of the St. Aubin restaurants. Sadly Jon became quite ill over recent years which I assume contributed to the eventual closure of the Garden.
The items "rescued" from the garden by James Bissell-Thomas were quite stunning and hopefully the damage caused will not be too severe.


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The United States of America, has officially elected its new President. Following Nixon, Bush and now Trump history again repeats itself, and America has elected the Evil of Two Lessors.
May God help us all.




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Between April and September 2016, Trussell Trust Food banks alone distributed 519,342 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis compared to 506,369 during the same period last year. 188,584 of these went to children.
The total number of people who are now reliant on Food bank charities now stands at over 1.2 million and the figure rises each month.
 You may read the whole story at:
http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-food-bank-scandal-grows-even-worse.html 



Over the Christmas period the weather was mild. In fact Christmas Day was the warmest on record!
Where is all the predicted snow?

Have a great week and enjoy what remains of 2016