From the Mayor’s Parlour

Alas, we have held the last meeting of the choir for the time being. From now, gatherings of more than 6 people will no longer be permitted and...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

One of the great delights of the last few days has been attending (yes, in person!) 2 sessions of the choir I belong to. We have not met for many...

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From The Mayors Parlour

16 May should have been Mayor-Making in Todmorden, and no doubt many other places, but of course that was not possible this year. However, it was...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

Several towns in Calderdale have no town or parish council. Some readers might feel this is the right choice. It is, though, one that comes at a...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

About ten years ago a postgrad student handed me a translation text for approval in which a doctor attempted to describe for civil servants the...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

The Parlour isn't big, so when I received a request to open it recently for elevenses, serving around 12, maximum 20, visitors from Integrate, a...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

All those journalists and politicians who ramble on about the UK being a 'divided nation' should pop their way out of whichever bubble they're...

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From the Mayor’s Parlour

Last weekend was one of reflection, about the fallen and about peace. The weekend started, though, on Friday 9 November, when members of the...

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