Police shut a section of the A1 in both directions after receiving a report of concern for a man on a footbridge near Birtley, Gateshead, at around 2am. … [Read more...] about A1 closed for 10 hours after man falls from bridge near Gateshead
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'Nimby' was a term defined by Richard Ehrman in a paper for the Centre for Policy Studies in 1990. His inspiration was Nicholas Ridley who, as Secretary of State for the Environment, condemned the reactionary 'not in my backyard' response to the Eighties building boom. Never mind that Ridley let go both barrels into his foot when he later complained about a new building compromising his own Cotswold view, a useful - if depressing - expression had been added to the language. Nimbys are not lofty highbrows, but petulant lowbrows. Like all lowbrows, they are more concerned with form over content and are satisfied with one-dimensional and undemanding solutions to all problems.They favour the past, despise the present and are fearful of the future. … [Read more...] about Is Bath Britain’s most backward city?