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A wintry day but although it is cold it is pleasant and lovely to walk in Mull. All the way to Calgary where there to greet me was an otter in the waters. Time for a tea and some biscuits and a read of the paper before the bus. Marvellous to look out...

Taxes are, the price we pay for civilisation. Voters tax themselves, among other things, for schools, roads, a health service, for welfare provision, to pay their soldiers and build a diplomatic corps. When a group at the top of society secedes and forms...

Anti-poverty campaigner Bono has so much money he didn’t know some of it bought a piece of a Lithuanian shopping centre via a tax haven. . This was added by wendy @wbvt_98fm Wendy would also like to add springsteen and bonjovi to the list They live in...

English Heritage welcomed into a digital age Viewers will be able to peer into English Heritage palaces, explore castle ruins and admire historic ceilings in detail without leaving the comfort of their own homes The website will open up 29 English Heritage...

Corruption hardwired into our financial system 1) Millions of pounds from the Queen’s private estate has been invested in a Cayman Islands fund – and some of her money went to a retailer accused of exploiting poor families and vulnerable people. 2) Extensive...

Reintroduced to Scottish Highlands are the Red Squirrels. The Red Squirrels have naturally increased in population since being Scotland reintroduced to last year. The Red Squirrels had disappeared due to the reduction of forests, as well as disease and...

The heart and soul of Thatcherism is section 21 of The Housing Act 1988. Without that there would be no housing crisis. High rent was not a problem in the past because fair rents were imposed and in line with Housing Benefit payments. No one got thrown...

Lavender is put to more uses than probably any other flower and is used worldwide. It is in the mint family and is a herb. It was introduced to Britain 2000 years ago from France and used medicinally ever since, especially as a headache remedy, to treat...

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