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Catching up on things in and around our world, the evolving story of life. Is it another cold Spring, or a late Winter? Hard to tell, but the light’s increasing by the day, so the crocuses are out, the blossoms are beginning, and therefore I think it’s fair to say that, on balance, it’s Spring. […]

Defend every library

Update, 7th March. Liverpool City Council vote to close libraries. In many places across Britain public libraries, curiously, are at the front of the queue when ‘austerity measures’ are up for discussion. Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008 remember, ┬áis sadly no exception. This morning the Liverpool Echo reported this, from Liverpool Town Hall: […]

2012: Friday Walks, Everton and Liverpool

Normally on Fridays, the day we walk rather than work, we set off for coastal places. But this week, being a momentous week in the history of Liverpool, we decided to walk closer to home. In the hills of Everton, and down the valley to Anfield. I used to work up here as part of […]

The wonderfulness of public libraries

So, it’s like this. I’d been toying with the idea of doing a post about the wonderfulness of public libraries in general and Allerton Library in Liverpool in particular. Then the other day in Greendays I overheard somebody behind me braying ‘What do we need public libraries for anyway, now we’ve got the internet?’ And […]