BY JOHN ISMAEL Mention the name Lucy Allan to anyone a month back and no doubt they’d mention the slightly creepy Conservative MP for Telford, referring to various dark clouds hovering over her – allegations of bullying, a recorded rant and even a tale of doctored emails. Certainly, Allan did seem to be another new intake recruitment error on behalf of the Conservative Party; so … Continue reading Lucy Allan Reborn
Ingredients: 2 ounces Irish whiskey 1 ounce sweet vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice. Stir well for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of orange or lemon peel, or nothing at all. Continue reading The Emerald
VICAR Not more snow! Just when Spring seemed to be here, more snow! Unbelievable. I had put the snow shovel away for the year, too. So, here we are, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, already in the fifth Sunday of Lent. And it is worth reminding You that Lent is all about sacrifice. That sacrifice could also mean service. (Lent is a season of … Continue reading A Prayer For Service
BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS This was the subject of a conversation I had many years ago with a woman in her 30’s. She was very typical of a person that rode in their teens but gave up for all the usual reasons such as university, getting married, having a career and raising a family. Some of us do all that yet still keep horses, those … Continue reading Is Riding Dangerous?
BY BEN PENSANT Well, I finally did it. After respectfully waiting a fortnight to give the ethnic community of Newcastle the best chance of seeing their lives on-screen for the first time, yesterday I dug out my Cameo t-shirt, stole a tenner from my grandma’s purse, and ventured to the nearest multiplex to see the most important movie ever made. Sadly, the only screening of Dreamworks’ Latino-centric Cocoa clashed with Judge Rinder so instead I opted for the most micro-unaggressive … Continue reading White Man Views Black Panther
BY MAHIMA SHARMA Fascinated by Universe when I was small, Reading just books wouldn’t satisfy me at all, During my youth, I laid my hands upon a brief history of time, Penned by Stephen Hawking, it en-captivated me in its prime. Big Bang was my favourite till Hawking himself replaced it, I was mesmerised by his determination and iconic grit, Through his books I traveled … Continue reading Tribute To The Time Traveller
BY REBECCA HARRIS The next Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018 and will include: London Boroughs Metropolitan Districts Shire Districts Single Tier Shire Districts For more detail on future elections, the Department for Communities and Local Government publish a list of election cycles by type of local authority in England . It is hard to believe that anyone with a … Continue reading Vote Tory or UKIP in May
BY JAMIE FOSTER It would appear there is nothing that can be revealed about Jeremy Corbyn that will shake his core support or cause a significant reaction in even the ranks of his political enemies. The news, revealed last week, that he spent two years as a member of the closed Facebook group Palestine Live seems to have provoked no reaction at all anywhere. This … Continue reading Apathy or Faustian Pact?
BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Crescent of a medium sized pumpkin Nigella seeds ½ tsp Chopped onion 1 Cooking oil 3 to 4 tbsp Green chillies 2 to 3 Parsley /cilantro chopped I tbsp (0ptional) Method: Parboil the pumpkin after removing the seeds. Heat oil in a wide pan. When hot, add nigella seeds and onion. Sauté till light brown. Throw in the pumpkin and mash … Continue reading Stir Fried Pumpkin