Well Done, Mrs May

CSM EDITORIAL Prior to the General Election – and when she bravely called it – we have fully backed Theresa May on the pages of this magazine. Ever since, we have not been kind to, or supportive of, our Prime Minister. Not since the Prime Minister imploded in the General Election campaign, threatening the country with the appalling Corbyn and making the UK seem a … Continue reading Well Done, Mrs May

Raspberry Martini Christmas Cocktail

Ingredients: 350ml Martini Rosso 150ml Gin 4 tsp icing sugar 24 frozen raspberries 2 bottles chilled Prosecco   Instructions: Mix the Martini and gin together and chill or store in a bottle if making ahead. If you have room in your fridge or freezer, chill your Champagne glasses, too. When your guests are due to arrive, spoon ½ tsp icing sugar into 8 Champagne glasses. … Continue reading Raspberry Martini Christmas Cocktail

Nosferatu

BY JACK WIGHTMAN Since first lurking from the shadows, Vampires have endured drastic and frequent transformations. Some depictions include rebellious teens, sexy playboys, addicts, apathetic rockstars, twinkling teen heartthrobs, neighbours from hell, fodder for Lincoln, strippers, interviewees and so many more. These renditions are, for the most part, painful and draining. Nosferatu is simply the beginning. The origin of of one of movies favourite and most enduring monsters. In … Continue reading Nosferatu

Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

BY ASGHAR KHAN There are some in the British Muslim community and some on the Left who have been angered by the Defence Secretary’s statement to the Daily Mail this week. Gavin Williamson said: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He told the newspaper: “I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever … Continue reading Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

All Eyes on Torbay Council

CSM EDITORIAL Torbay Council in Devon are in danger of chalking up an ignominious first – a refusal to re-designate Neighbourhood Forums. Neighbourhood Forums are a feature of the Tory/Lib Dem flagship Localism Act of 2011 which transfers a greater say in planning decisions to those most affected – the local communities. The great idea was that Local Authorities work with their communities to produce … Continue reading All Eyes on Torbay Council