Artwork by a Derbyshire Dales schoolgirl has won through to the UK round of the International Association of Lions Clubs’ annual peace poster competition. Abby Lawson, who attends Ss Anselm’s Prep School in Bakewell, designed the poster around the theme Kindness Matters. Her poster won the district round of the competition, the second time in the past three years that the Matlock club’s entry has achieved this. Abby is pictured with her artwork and judges District Governor Steve Scall, Lion Ravinder Manku and Vice-District Guch Manku. A very nappy Christmas for Derbyshire couples! … [Read more...] about Bakewell schoolgirl’s art will compete against UK’s finest
The “Modi jacket” — a sleeveless vest which extends down below the belt and rises at the neck to form a stand-up collar – is one of the best-selling clothing items in the country, the Guardian reported. The staff of Khadi, a department store in central Delhi, say they are selling at least 100 “Modi vests” every day. READ MORE: PM Modi Inaugurates Asia’s 2nd Longest Railroad Bridge in Northeast India Modi is unique among Indian leaders for his devotion to Hindu nationalism, a movement that has vied for more than a century to reshape the idea of India, considering it to have been stifled for too long by Delhi’s secular elites. Modi’s party has recently announced that it is building a museum to “all prime ministers”, unveiling the largest statue in the world in honour of Sardar Patel, a founding leader … [Read more...] about ‘Modi Jacket’ Rocks Indian Stores, Sparks Debate
Sales are soaring at Khadi, a department store in central Delhi that stocks clothing hand-spun in Indian villages. In September, the brand debuted a line of jackets inspired by an unlikely trendsetter: India’s 68-year old prime minister, Narendra Modi. The “Modi jacket” is sleeveless, extends down below the belt and rises at the neck to form a stand-up collar. Khadi staff say they are selling at least 100 every day,. Modi’s supporters call it proof of the prime minister’s popular appeal. Critics call the jacket a fraud. “It’s not a Modi jacket,” says Ashok Swain, a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, who frequently makes his displeasure with the prime minister known on Twitter. “It’s the same style that Jawaharlal Nehru made popular. It’s exactly the same. Modi just changed the colour.” Modi is unique among Indian leaders for his devotion to Hindu nationalism, a movement that has vied for more than a century … [Read more...] about How India’s ‘Modi jacket’ craze tears at fabric of history
A bus company in West Lothian has announced further changes to its network routes following feedback from customers. Concerns had been raised about the initial changes to First Bus’ network when they came into effect in August 2018. Speaking at the time, Cathy Muldoon, executive councillor for development and transport, said the council was “concerned that some changes will negatively impact on some West Lothian communities.” Now First Scotland East say it has made further changes to its timetable after taking on-board comments and requests from the community and a consultation with the local authority. The new changes are expected to come into effect from Monday, January 28, and will focus on links between Livingston and Bathgate, more direct links to St John’s Hospital from Whitburn, Blackburn, Seafield and Livingston Village. There will also be new links from Livingston South station through Dedridge and more buses between Linlithgow and Edinburgh. Andrew … [Read more...] about Further changes announced to bus network following concerns
We’re almost there. Our advent calendars are in ruins, our constant holiday hangover has begun to feel normal, and our mailmen can no longer be seen through our anxious mountains of Amazon deliveries. Christmas is within reach and the pressure for each household’s designated chef is on. The ‘perfect’ Christmas dinner is as elusive as culinary challenges come, yet one most families take on each year. The traditional turkey and trimmings alone has enough components to send a professional kitchen into meltdown, yet - British as ever - we tinker on, pretending we’re just one goose fat potato away from a Michelin star. So it only makes sense to ask the creators of some of the world’s most incredible gastronomic experiences what they do. From cheap bacon to plant-based priorities and stolen sprout recipes to gastronomy à la leftovers, this is what the UK’s top chefs are up to this Christmas: Adam Handling The Scottish chef behind Covent … [Read more...] about What do top chefs cheat at when making Christmas lunch?