Winter Under Cultivation: On the occasion of a fallen tree in High Town

Sad news: one of the beautiful trees at the junction of High Town and Hitchin roads has fallen down, uprooted by recent storms. I am not sure when it happened exactly, but it’s gone: ripped cleanly and completely at the roots.

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Never Mind the Bollards: Friends of High Town Meeting, January 2014

As an occasional listener of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, I am always reminded of ‘Thought for the Day’, the curiously annoying daily religious segment, by the acronym for our local residents’ group, the Friends of High Town (or FoHT), whose first meeting of 2014 took place last night on High Town Road. Indeed, local friend Grumbly Bob and I devised our own theme tune to Thought for the Day, to the tune of ‘Egg on Your Face’:

Thought for the Day, Thought for the Day/
Get your thinking out the way: it’s Thought for the Day!

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Food Special: Luton Officially Eight Times More Special Than Dunstable

If your new year’s resolution is to eat less, lose weight and save money on eating out, you’ve come to the right place. Only one week in to 2014, Luton has delivered generous municipal support designed to galvanise your intentions for post-festive restraint in the form of news, released yesterday, that no fewer than 16 of our local eating establishments achieved a round and umami-rich zero in respect of food hygiene, as assessed by Luton Borough Council in conjunction with the Food Standards Agency. Continue reading