NO real surprises in the poll of Great Britons except third place. How can anyone put Princess Diana before, Newton, Shakespeare, Nelson, Cromwell or even Queen Elizabeth I. I am not trying to take any merit away from the late Princess but surely she shouldn't be in third spot. Apart from the media hype and the fact that she was an exceptionally good looking woman and brought up two sons, I don't really understand why she deserves the great status. More deserving would be the Queen Mother whose 100 years of public service and her great courage in the Second World War means that, as far as I'm concerned, she will always be in my top five. Britain is still obsessed by Diana and I think even she would have been rather flattered by the BBC poll result.
What a load of rubbish
THE city council are over the moon with their new rubbish chute system which looks like something out of Star Wars. The system has cost a small fortune not just installing the rubbish bins across town but building the necessary chute system to handle the rubbish. Have you noticed that the actual mouth of the chute is not large enough to handle the more bulkier items? While I understand that the council thought that the standard rubbish containers are an eyesore, this way of handling rubbish is far to expensive and in the end not practical. I am willing to bet that the council are going to have their fair share of problems with the system and I have already seen rubbish piled high next to chute. Nice try but not practical.