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  • What is Parkrun?

    Just occasionally new technology blends in perfectly with community spirit to create a great new concept. ...
  • Time to ban toilet paper

    What is the most disgusting thing you did today? The most likely answer is that you...
  • What is a hybrid bill?

    A hybrid bill is a Parliamentary procedure to pass legislation that affects both private and public...
  • Standing for mayor

    It all started with a text message, as many things do these days. During the last...
  • Beeching book reviews

    Charles Loft, Last Trains, Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England, Biteback Publishing, £20; Richard...
  • What are Zil lanes?

    If you live in London, a little bit of Soviet Russia will be coming down your...
  • Book review: Sown with corn

    Frank Binder, Sown with Corn, Farthings Publishing, £12 99, 412 pages Christian Wolmar We all know...
  • The longest little railway

    Porthmadog on the North Wales Coast is about to achieve a world first, having no fewer...
  • Review: On the slow train

    Michael Williams, On the Slow Train, twelve Great British railway journeys, Preface Publishing, £14 99. Britain’s...