@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-06-11

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Ha! Avoided paying too-posh over GBP10 for wine (tho only thx to Oddbins discount). Chilled Albarino, mmmm. # Main mission 2day accomplished: bought sunglasses that don't make head look stupidly thin/round/flat/buglike/weird. 1 prob: are Burberry. # Now find myself trapped (…)

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Congrats to Cambridge – but fundraising is only part of the university funding story

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Here are some big figures to wrap your brains around. The University of Cambridge has today announced its fundraising campaign, started in 2001, has just passed the £1 billion mark. That’s a phenomenal achievement: it is the first university outside (…)

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Lib Dem councillor faces investigation over Facebook photo storm

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

The Liverpool Daily Post reports on the latest incident of a councillor landing themselves in hot water as a result of a posting on social networking site Facebook. Lib Dem councillor Sharon Green is alleged to have posted a photo of disabled people “with text comparing them with the city’s Labour group”: Cllr Sharon Green, […]

Horwood: coalition deal on nuclear power creates possible “win-win situation” for Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Part of the coalition deal between the Lib Dems and Conservatives allowed for Nick Clegg and colleagues to abstain on three key issues which divide the parties – raising student tuition fees, the Tories’ marriage tax allowance, and nuclear power. However, written into the agreement, too, was the pledge that no new nuclear power station […]