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Churchill the last white man to be called Winston?

A few things happened over the weekend that got the old cogs turning in my mind. The popularity of a name and the manner by which it evolves. According to a recent poll 1 in 4 children under the age of 11 are more likely to affiliate the name Winston with the nodding dog from […]

Churchill the last white man to be called Winston?

A few things happened over the weekend that got the old cogs turning in my mind. The popularity of a name and the manner by which it evolves. According to a recent poll 1 in 4 children under the age of 11 are more likely to affiliate the name Winston with the nodding dog from […]

Introducing Monifa: Baby Pygmy Hippo

Conservationists have been celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus at Australia’s Taronga Zoo in Sydney. There are less than 3,000 of the endangered animals left in the wild, and zoo keepers say every hippo born is “extremely important” for the species’ survival. Monifa, who weighs 13 pounds (six kilos) and is the size of […]

Introducing Monifa: Baby Pygmy Hippo

Conservationists have been celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus at Australia’s Taronga Zoo in Sydney. There are less than 3,000 of the endangered animals left in the wild, and zoo keepers say every hippo born is “extremely important” for the species’ survival. Monifa, who weighs 13 pounds (six kilos) and is the size of […]

“Lightning” Danny Vaz shines in Bristol

Well done to ex-South America leader Danny for your sterling effort at the Bristol Half Marathon – an extremely respectable 1hr 40mins. For the wellbeing of all spectators though, if you decide to run another race, Quest Overseas will be happy to sponsor you with some longer shorts – are those even legal?!!!

Countdown

One of Countdown’s youngest competitors has continued his run of form, winning his third show in a row. Eleven-year-old Kai Laddiman beat his latest challenger – taxi driver Bill Franklin – by a comfortable 95 points to 61.And the schoolboy, from Broad Oak in East Sussex, is proving to be a king of the conundrums. […]

“Lightning” Danny Vaz shines in Bristol

Well done to ex-South America leader Danny for your sterling effort at the Bristol Half Marathon – an extremely respectable 1hr 40mins. For the wellbeing of all spectators though, if you decide to run another race, Quest Overseas will be happy to sponsor you with some longer shorts – are those even legal?!!!