A ‘Brave New World’: The unshakeable grip of Amazon and the Big Tech Giants.

Image Description: The Screenslaver from ‘Incredibles 2’ In the crippling economic maelstrom whipped up by the pandemic, businesses either float or sink. There are also those titans who have triumphed from the distillation in the wealth of the largest companies. Amazon, the biggest company in the world, and the biggest winner in the pandemic have […]

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Food for Thought

You may have heard the saying “go West, … go West! There is health in the country…!” and that may well be true provided you are not talking about the typical western diet. This diet, followed inadvertently by millions, features some of the highest levels of processed and refined foods with high sugar, salt and […]

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Oxford’s Plan ZEZ

Amongst the more attention-grabbing recent headlines: the Coronavirus, Trump impeachment and Brexit, you may have overlooked the more pedestrian announcement (pun intended) by Oxford City Council of its plans for a zero emission zone or ‘ZEZ’ for short. Entry to this zone, which includes Ship Street, St Michael’s Street, New Inn Hall Street, Queen Street […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Brussels sprouts

Image Description: Brussels sprouts   Brussels sprouts are the same species as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi (among others). They are all different parts of the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) plant, which have been selectively bred for different exaggerated traits.  Brussels sprouts are the bud. Cabbage and kale are both leaves, but cabbage leaves […]

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