Tuesday, June 13, 2006

World Cup Fever

The World Cup is in full swing (which is part of the reason I haven't been updating this blog much). Quite simply, I'm loving it.

I was going to have another rant at out ConDem council, because they have stopped showing England matches on the big screen in Chamberlain Square due to trouble during 2004. Conveniently however, they have set up a fans park at the Millennium Point where you can watch them and they will charge you £3.50 for the privilege. Given that we are the only city in the country with a big screen doing this I was going to have a go at them - until I found this article which states that London and Liverpool have banned the showing of all live matches on their big screens due to crowd trouble.

I wonder whether this was the ConDem councillors defending their decision?

School Knife Attack

In the news a few weeks ago was this article on the stabbing of a young boy outside his school. What surprised me about this was that he was taken across the city to City Hospital, rather than the A&E on his doorstep at Heartlands Hospital.

Presumably this was because City hospital have become specialists at this sort of incident.