It’s been a week of losses and gains. The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater has lost the ability to sing – and therefore meet its mates. “They don’t get the chance to hang around with other honeyeaters and learn what they’re supposed to sound like,” explained a member of the Difficult Bird Research Group (yes, really).…

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Emanating from a communications consultancy, it would be quite odd for Insight not to comment on a week that has proved something of a right royal mash up. Starting with the most significant bit of royal news – namely the bust up between the King of morning TV and his erstwhile employers, ITV. His Royal Highhandedness, Piers Morgan, huffily…

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It’s come to something when the Budget provides a welcome distraction from the relentless coverage of Covid. It turned out to be a relatively easy ride for our surefooted Chancellor. This could be down to a mostly empty House of Commons, the fact that most of his ideas had been leaked ages ago, or the inability…

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Disappointment of the week: Following the successful landing of Perseverance on the Red Planet, excited NASA people released the first ever recording of Martian wind. Not wishing to put a dampener on the technical achievement of getting there and all that, but couldn’t they have got the same result had they gone to Wales? Martian wind it turns…

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Hats off to our local CCG this week and a healthy dose of common sense. Our daughter attended a church service a couple of weeks ago. This, she freely admits, was more about getting out of the house and seeing some other people, legally, than fulfilling any spiritual needs. It turned out to be fortuitous…

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It has been a week of twists and turns in communications terms. Japanese Olympics Chief, Yoshiro Mori, grudgingly resigned over alleged sexist comments. He apparently complained during a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee early this month that talkative women tended to make meetings “drag on too long”. Meanwhile, at a Parish council meeting in…

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It’s been a week of comings and goings, hellos and goodbyes. Topping the list of goings, a nation mourns as Glastonbury has been furloughed. With huge regret, but surely to no-one’s real surprise, the organisers of the performing arts mud-fest announced it would be imposing another fallow year.  Which is good news for the recovering…

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Back when school children attended school (remember that?), around this time, kids would excitedly compare their Christmas presents. And wonder why other peoples’ gifts all seemed to outshine their own. This year, such comparisons will have to wait. Boris “the Grinch” may have cancelled Christmas, but most of us were still at least able to…

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