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Tamsin Greig caught up in sewage crisis (Rousse)

No wonder our tiny bathroom was awash with debris from the domestic sewage system. There were simply far too many people in the house, and the drains could no longer cope with the increased use of the facilities. Somehow TPR … Continue reading

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Library staff roles in University elearning systems (Rousse)

The vice chancellor was going to the US for a fortnight and left SC in charge of everything, including finance. Just before he left, he asked SC to read out the history of the University as printed in gold embroidery … Continue reading

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Thieving pair steal BMW and wads of cash (Rousse)

TPR and I started our journey on the open air rail system. Seated on the tiny trolley side-by-side we travelled at over 100 miles per hour along the track clutching our small stack of belongings (but not the soap bag, … Continue reading

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Recycled train carriages make for a bumpy ride (Rousse)

LK and I were charged with drawing a solar system of planets to represent the different sizes of the groups of actors covered in our research. JS would come along later to check our work. It was a tricky job … Continue reading

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Too few cables and an ancient operating system (Rousse)

I was happy to share an office with GW, but we really needed to do something about the IT facilities in our new room. We didn’t have enough cables to provide power to all our computer monitors, and those few … Continue reading

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When to recycle means risking your life (Rousse)

The new system for recycling household waste was very dangerous. You had to carry the unwanted items to an old-fashioned steel dustbin, then climb onto an underwater conveyor belt. This took you to the seabed where you could make your … Continue reading

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Government treats UK rail infrastructure “like toy train set” (Rousse)

No wonder the railway system was in such disarray. Every time that a train needed to switch tracks, a team of men was called to lift the long lumps of metal into place by hand. The government was treating its … Continue reading

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Scottish Tory leader resigns (Rousse)

I’d been chair of the Scottish Conservative party since 2006 (against my will). Now the grey-haired bully across the table was forcing me to resign. I was a disappointment to all. Even though I had held my post for almost … Continue reading

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Greater demand for Borders rail links along the Tweed (Rousse)

There was one day left of our holiday. RA mentioned that she had never been to the border towns of Berwick, Coldstream, Cornhill or Kelso so we considered a cycling route with a stop-off at my cousins’ house, or a … Continue reading

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Cowboy computer salesmen fail the assignment (Rousse)

I volunteered to assess some third year presentations. The students’ assignment was to sell me a computer system. These lads – all mature students well into their forties – exhibited some sense of humour, turning up to perform their pitch … Continue reading

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