I don’t know why people are kicking off about the proposed Donald Trump state visit to the UK. I for one think that not only should it go ahead, a national holiday should be declared for us all to really enjoy it as we saw fit. Then, there would be several choices - or should that be many sides - on how to pass our day. Option one - take our place behind the metal barriers in London, put pillow cases over our heads and set fire to the nearest cross as he drives down the Mall in the ‘General Lee’.
It was revealed last week that BT is to scrap half of the UK’s remaining 40,000 telephone boxes. In 1992 there were 92,000 of them across the country but then came the mobile phone. How long before they are all gone? But the phonebox is just another of the day to day objects which have either vanished, or are slowly vanishing, from our lives. Here are 14 other every day objects which have become or are about to become obsolete because of new technology.
Evocative pictures of Newcastle’s West End taken in the late 1970s and early 1980s by talented photographer Tish Murtha are now to be published in a book thanks to a successful appeal for funding. A Kickstarter campaigner was launched last month to raise £8,000 from the public to finance it which was expected to last 30 days. But donations from people all over the world who were impressed by Tish’s pictures meant the target was hit within 12 hours.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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