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More thoughts on Sussex sport and the Hundred

Yesterday I had intended to go to Hove Cricket Ground to see the Sussex Sharks v Kent Spitfires in the Royal London 50 over match. Except for a window in the afternoon there was no play and the game ended “no result’, Sussex’s sixth such ending in all competitions. It was little consolation [...]

July 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

We’ve all been there ….

It’s no secret that “frustrations with modern life” – often coupled with comparisons of how things were (or seemed) so much easier and better in days gone by – is a staple of followers of this esteemed organ. Today I’m drawing Rusters’ attention to a [...]

June 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

Black cab v Uber

In the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver about urban alienation the Presidential candidate Charles Palantine rather condescendingly praises taxi driver Travis Bickle for his metropolitan knowledge. Personally I find most taxi drivers  will offer their opinion whether you praise them or not. On the [...]

June 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

I guess you could make it up …

As, apparently right on cue, summer’s weather arrived in the UK last weekend it occurred to me that the Global Covid-19 pandemic is going to be dominating the news pages for a long while yet. During my occasional excursions out into the wider world of shopping and other “normality” since [...]

June 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Now they’ve caused a crime wave …

The Rust‘s reputation as one of the media’s great campaigning organs continues to grow. Since the weekend, when we first ran a story on the twin threats to to the future of human civilisation of cycling and e-scooters, our mainstream colleagues have been falling over themselves to [...]

May 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

Still leading the world

Last weekend, despite its dedicated finance research team’s best efforts, once again your editorial board breathed a collective sign of relief when The Sunday Times Rich List hit the news stands without mentioning the Rust or its multi-layered off-shore ownership details. We continue to take [...]

May 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

Upon coming out of it

As we come back from lockdown to “normality” some of us have had time for reflection as to how the past twelve months has affected the general public and ourselves in particular. If I’m honest, at the beginning – both in prospect and reality – I tended to be in tune with another resident [...]

May 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

Back to normal and the land of no return

Three days into the UK Government’s supposed “pathway back to normality” from the Christmas 2020 Covid pandemic lockdown – and with its intended 21st June “final escape” now seemingly under threat from the Indian variant of the virus currently causing concentrated outbreaks in the [...]

May 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

The art of serendipity

Like I suspect many Rusters I follow my colleague Algy Belville’s posts on the wine trade avidly and – though certainly I would never claim to be an expert – I should estimate that over the past six decades I have drunk very nearly my share of wines of every variety that any sane [...]

May 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

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