Very good BBC radio 4 programme ( Local News - what are we missing?) this morning highlighted the vacuum that now exist in local news (Trinity Mirror a particular culprit) - the job they have holding local politicians and councils to account now this too often goes undone and Grenfell tragedy was of course mentioned .
[In fact for me if the funding for local coverage is going to come from anywhere it should be Google/online which is what has to a large extent the monster that's eaten local news's lunch.]
So local News from me
|Remembering Claudia Manera's death|
First report - very sad to report the death on local roads of a cyclist based in Ealing - the roads are very dangerous even in slow moving city traffic there are too many fatalities (just one would of course be too many).
Here just by Northfields Avenue junction with Uxbridge Road an experienced cyclist was killed a few days back - I noticed the cycle that commemorated the tragedy and found the sad story.
|Jump Lead - nice tribute guys|
At thew w/e we had our first visit to Ealing's Red Room where many of the London based R & B groups performed (Rolling Stone's and Manfred Mann to name just two) - many in the lineup of the group Jump Lead could well have been around during those halcyon days and they made good efforts in their cover versions.
Nice too that the gig raised funds for Leukaemia and Cancer charities - from the way the audience were bopping around there were probably a few aching limbs on the day after the concert.
The Plays's the thing
|A sting in the tail?|
I really liked the staging and the acting was good too but I remain puzzled by the plays' ending - seemed too extreme and unlikely it seems a familiar style for Ayckbourn - I recall it from another play where suburbia was under siege (Neighbourhood Watch perhaps?) - seems a shame as a lighthearted play was somewhat derailed by the playwright's desire to make a point.
|Ealing's Questors Theatre does some fine productions|