A special Easter holidays treat for all our readers
With the Easter holidays looming, we at East of the M60 would like to break from the usual gamut of posts with something a bit light hearted. With the creator of this blog’s involvement in one of the teams in the Tameside Quiz League, we have conjured up a quiz of our own.
Muffin, barm, barmcake, roll, nudger, teacake and pikelet – I know for sure they are generically known as bread rolls, but they are more than just alternative names. Though we may ask for a chip barm in Blackley, a chicken bap in Bristol, or a ham salad roll in Tankerton, it is churlish to suggest that a barm is the same as a roll. There is differences in texture, baking style, and thickness.
The concluding part of our series on the state of Stalybridge
Friday 20 September 2014, Westminster. A typical work day, but a seminal moment North and South of the Border. A sigh of relief for the Coalition Government and Labour as the break up of the UK was postponed. In a referendum the previous Thursday, Scotland voted against independence from Westminster: 55% NO, 45% YES. Shortly after the result and in the run-up to the referendum, there was talk of greater devolution in England. In this case, its main urban areas, federal units, or an English parliament.
Nothing new for Mr or Ms Ordinary – apart from a twelve-sided pound coin
Another March, another budget, and nothing in the cupboard for Mr and Ms Ordinary. Not even a proper populist tax cut from the back of a Commons’ bench. The biggest beneficiaries of George Osborne’s last budget, in this parliament, were employers and well-to-do savers. Locally, affecting our area, Greater Manchester is set to gain control of its business rates. Continue reading “East of the M60’s 2015 Budget Statement: George’s Last Ride?”→
Keith Briggs, former midfielder under Steve Burr’s tenure at Stalybridge Celtic has announced his resignation as first team manager. This was revealed tonight on the Stalybridge Celtic website. Continue reading “Farewell Briggsy”→