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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Lib Dems announce free school lunches for infants

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2013

At the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow last week, I heard the good news that all pupils at infant schools in England are to receive free school lunches from September 2014. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to make the formal announcement. In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form […]

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Morley Memorial School Fête this afternoon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2013

Today, Saturday July 6, Morley Memorial Primary School holds its annual school fête. There is something for everyone: face-painting, bouncy castles and trampolines for the under 8s, arts and crafts for the creative types, and plenty of scope for finding a bargain or something special from the various stalls, which include local businesses such as […]

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Summer barbecue in a riverside garden

by Amanda Taylor on 9 June, 2013

The Liberal Democrats are holding a summer barbecue on June 23rd, in the delightful surroundings of the riverside garden of Key’s Cottage in Meldreth. Key’s Cottage is just 5 minutes’ walk from Meldreth Station, and Meldreth is just a couple of stops from Cambridge on the Kings Cross line. Please contact me or another member […]

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Bears, benches and books

by Amanda Taylor on 6 June, 2013

Rock Road Library is looking set to be a bit of a bear garden this Saturday. First off, there’s the regular Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for young children. These events are run by two lively and inspiring storytellers, Judith and Judy. The number of children grows every time: what more can I say? […]

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In three days’ time, we shall know whether we are to have a drinking hole once more in Queen Edith’s. There was for many years a pub called The Queen Edith in Wulfstan Way. The definite article is appropriate, sinced it was the only pub in the Queen Edith’s ward.. The owners, Punch Taverns, didn’t […]

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Pibroch and Rioja

by Amanda Taylor on 23 May, 2013

PIBROCH is like fine wine  — it adds a touch of class to any occasion, attracts myth and obsession, holds secrets to aficionados, and a small sip leaves a wonderful feeling.                                                                                           Barnaby Brown There is a Celtic connection between classic bagpipe melodies and Rioja wine. That must be why the two are being offered together […]

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Chicken humour at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 1 May, 2013

Calling all chicken lovers Author Martin Gurdon will be visiting Rock Road Library on May 9th to talk about his new book “Doing Bird”, an humorous account of the flock’s adventures over a year, once he had added ducks and doves too. Rock Road Library, Rock Road, Cambridge, CB1 7UG Website: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library

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Easter events at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 16 March, 2013

The Friends of Rock Road Library are holding an Easter Egg Event in the Library Garden this morning, Saturday, March 23, 10-11am. Children can try different Easter craft challenges, and play the detective in an Easter egg hunt, solving clues as they go, and going home with fair trade chocolate eggs. People of all ages […]

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Fair trade in Chesterton: One Step at a Time

by Amanda Taylor on 27 February, 2013

It’s FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – always a busy time for me and for other members of the Cambridge Fair Trade Group. On Tuesday morning, I caught an early bus to Chesterton Community College, to meet their staff and talk to their Year 11 students about the Cambridge Fair Trade Group. I was welcomed with a big […]

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