Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 December 2018 Steve Russell Steven Hillyard wanted a boa constrictor for Christmas, so his dad got him Sammy Picture: ARCHANT Archant Can you remember what you were watching on Christmas Day years ago? Remember when we had only three channels? Ken Dodd was a Christmas TV star in 1968 Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVESteven Russell got a Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy briefcase for Christmas 1968, with fake Luger pistol, plastic grenade and invisible-ink pen. These days, it’s socks. (More PC but less fun.) He looks back at Christmas over half a century: how we lived, what we watched, and moreSteven Hillyard asked for a boa constrictor for Christmas, as you do, and his dad got him one for £7. It was named Sammy. Er…don’t they grow to six feet or so?“He’s not really dangerous,” dad John, a diver (honestly) from Dunlin Road in Ipswich, told us in 1968. “Boa constrictors are not poisonous. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Suffolk Christmases in the past
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President Trump on Thursday defended his decision to hold a political rally in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael ripped across southeast U.S., saying he could not disappoint his many fans.“We had thousands of people standing on line,” Trump said in a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends.” “It’s a great thing that’s happening. It’s a great movement in our country. I go make a speech in a 12,000-seat auditorium, and people start lining up two days early. I mean, literally, they bring tents.”The actual capacity of Erie Insurance Arena is 9,000. According to Erie News Now, the line outside the arena began forming on Wednesday morning, about 12 hours before the event.“We had thousands of people lined up by the time I had to make a decision,” the president continued. “So my decision was, do I want to tell people that were waiting 10 and 12 hours already that I’m not coming? And I just thought it would be … [Read more...] about Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn’t disappoint my fans
HCMC to see soaring office demand in next four years As Southeast Asian economies expand, office demand, particularly from technology, e-commerce, and co-working space companies, is expected to rise by an estimated 6 per cent annually between 2018 and 2021, with Ho Chi Minh City seeing a rate of 10 per cent in the period, according to JLL Vietnam. As at the end of the second quarter of 2018, total stock in Ho Chi Minh City’s office market increased to 1,945,000 sq m, with overall Grade A and B occupancy rates standing at a high of above 95 per cent. The overall rental rate is expected to continue its upwards trend with support from healthy demand and increased quality in future supply. A large volume of high-quality Grade B supply is also projected to be completed by 2020 and will likely put pressure on Grade A in the future, especially long-standing Grade A projects with deteriorating construction quality. In Hanoi, demand for Grade A and B office space in 2018-2019 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 28/9
Video PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 July 2018 Sophie Wyllie Chris Sargisson, chief executive Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, supporting Norfolk Day at the Eastern Daily Press and Radio Norfolk launch in Dereham's Market Place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Norfolk Day has gripped the county and businesses, big and small, are getting behind the major celebration. Reporter Sophie Wyllie reports on the variety of events being put on across the county and why businesses are backing the big day. A cake sale will be held at the Virging Money Lounge on Norfolk Day. Ruth Kettle from Time Norfolk with Joseph Betts Virgin, Money Lounge Host and Lesley Bradfield from Time Norfolk. Picture: Nick Butcher Competitions, discounts, family-friendly activities and sporting challenges. Norfolk Day Logo These are just some of the many events taking place across the county for the first-ever Norfolk Day on Friday, July 27. NBK Trade getting into the Norfolk Day spirit. Operations director, Sally Porter … [Read more...] about Big business support for Norfolk Day
THE Duke of Cambridge has a packed schedule ahead of him as he becomes the first British royal to make an official visit to Israel and Palestine. His visit is strictly "non political" - but the wording of his itinerary has already caused controversy. Here's what we know... When is Prince William's Israel visit? Prince William's tour runs from Sunday, June 24 to Thursday, June 28, and will take him through Jordan, Israel and Palestine. The 35-year-old father - who leaves his three children and wife Kate at home - will travel first to Jordan. Will he meet PM Benjamin Netanyahu? His Royal Highness is set to spend several hours in the company of the Israeli PM. According to his tour schedule, he'll be travelling to Benjamin Netanyahu's home on Tuesday, June 26. It is unknown whether he will dine with the PM and his wife Sara. His wife has been charged with misuse of public funds over allegations she ordered $96,000 worth of gourmet meals using state funds - which she completely … [Read more...] about When is Prince William’s Israel visit, will he meet PM Benjamin Netanyahu and what is the schedule?