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  1. Jenrick's wife has a lot of interesting connections to the Israel/Russia oligarchs. I understand his children have Israeli passports.
  2. Moron, cretin, imbecile, idiot were gradations of what became known, more politely, as mental handicaps (a term first used in Germany before the war) and are now challenges.
  3. It is official, the Evening (sic) Post is dead. The owners, Reach PLC, have announced that the Post, the Derby Telegraph and the Lincolnshire Echo are to share an editor - Natalie Fahy.
  4. I should have checked. I have mentioned this before. :-O
  5. Does anyone remember a rather clever promotion that the Post ran back in the late 1970s? It consisted of a daily entry in the Personals Column supposedly from Penelope (?) where she detailed her rather convoluted social life. It became a bit of a talking point.
  6. It's going the way of lamp-lighters, telegram boys and saggar-makers' bottom knockers. Which will be a great loss as an atomized media of bloggers and forums cannot emulate a properly edited publication.
  7. Circling the drain: according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation the Evening Post's daily, paid-for sales are now down to 8,400. NOTTINGHAM POST: YESTERDAY'S NEWS TOMORROW !
  8. Nottingham City Police was always very different from every other force in Britain. No tinkling bells when Nottingham's cars raced to an incident. From the early 1930s they were equipped with wailing sirens. And, until the 1960s, it was the only force to have an identifying badge on its vehicles. And I agree the 4x4 looks remarkably modern when you compare it with the Wolseley's favoured by The Met.
  9. The original link to Pathe newsreel is now dead. It is now on YouTube.
  10. Holy thread resurrection Batman! When I first saw this clip I thought the final shot was of a police car pulling up on High Pavement. Now, I am not convinced it is High Pavement. Can any older, and wiser, Nottstalgians identify the street? I have scratched my head and cannot think of a match - maybe it is a street that was demolished when they built Maid Marian Way? Nottingham video
  11. Tom Andrews, a Nottinghamshire Police officer, has written a biography of Captain Popkess. I only became aware of its publication by chance but have ordered a copy.
  12. If you are smart, and know the wrinkles, there are places close to town where you can park for 1 and in some cases 2 hours free of charge.
  13. The first McDonald's in Nottingham is the one on Clumber Street. As for when it opened I would say that was in the middle 1980s. The easiest way to be certain and to find out about the others is to pop into the Archives Office on Wilford Road (when it reopens) and go through the old telephone directories for Nottingham. The funny thing is that in 1980 I spent three months living in the USA and when i came back I tried to persuade my father to invest in a McDonald's franchise. He wasn't impressed as he could not see the difference between it and a chip shop.
  14. Gregory Boulevard was blocked for quite a while. Two PCSOs (one gormless the other fat) took time off from helping out with off street parking to wander down and ask those responsible to move the barricade "ever so nicely please": they were ignored. Real cops were noticeable by their absence. The Evening Post's coverage is incredibly sympathetic almost as if there had been a corporate editorial instruction from the Reach Head Office.