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Monday, 13 March 2017

New Agenda on Sunday is out. Edition of 12th March 2017

Good morning everyone

There seems to be a slight problem as the paper has not arrived in my in box this week. However, I think that I have managed "a fix" and hopefully this e-mail will have New Agenda nailed to it. On the assumption that you may be able to read both this and the paper, we shall "K B O" as someone once said.

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Swing low, Sweet Chariot.

England 61 pts Scotland 21 pts.
England are the 6 Nations Champions of 2017 and with one game to spare and took the Calcutta Cup with their best team performance of this years competition. Scotland were swept aside as England stormed to victory scoring seven tries in their 61 points total. Admittedly Scotland's game was littered with injuries, but even if that had not been the case, it is difficult to envisage any other result given the England passion and drive. Scotland were down to 14 after only two minutes of the game when their hooker Fraser Brown was given 10 minutes in the sin bin for a late and dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly dumping the English wing on his back. Most of the crowd, the television commentators and I, felt that Brown was very fortunate that the French referee Mathieu Raynal did not produce a red card for the offence.
England travel to Dublin next Saturday as 6 Nations Champions for the match against Ireland, where a win would seal the "Triple Crown" and give England a back to back "Grand Slam" a feat last achieved by France but which would be the first in the revised 6 Nations Competition.

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Did anyone see Theresa May and her bizarre outburst of laughter at PMQ's just prior to the Budget speech? The grandees of her own party and the rest of us, should be concerned with her irrational behaviour and her future, after the hysterical and sinister performance indicating that perhaps she is unwell.

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I was brought up in London in a bock of flats in Peckham. Very near to the flats on the corner of the Old Kent Road, was a Pie 'n' Mash shop, almost next door to a Fish and Chip shop, so the young Yates was raised on a very healthy and very tasty diet. Having now discovered a source for a traditional London meal and delivered right to my door, I shall be placing orders quite regularly.

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 See the full story at "A tasty and nourishing meal". (copy and paste link)

Peckham Rye station is to be restored to its Victorian grandeur as architects open up a hidden room which was lost to the public for 50 years. As a boy, Peckham Rye Station was my direct link to the delights of Battersea Fun Fair. Rides, attractions, grotto "Mississippi Riverboat" and much much more. A wonderland of magic for the young Yates.
Pure nostalgia 

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Meanwhile, back in Jersey someone stabbed and disfigured "Scarlett", a horse which competes in dressage competitions, while it was being kept in a yard on Grande Route de Saint Pierre in St Peter. What is it that makes some people treat animals with such senseless cruelty?

THE Mange Tout chain of sandwich shops have launched their first out-of-town outlet at the Jersey War Tunnels in St Peter. This new franchise takes over from the Pantry and previously to that the Sanctuary. Hopefully, the new Mange Tout will provide better food than the last facility.

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Another mixture of fog, rain, sunshine, cold (even frost !) and temperatures sometimes in the mid teens again this week. I am at a loss to understand what is going on.

Have a nice week.