The current season of weekly Seniores seminars – “interesting talks by interesting people about interesting things” – is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the speakers is beginning to dwindle. Quite the opposite, as Rt Hon Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead and UK Home Secretary, approached the school to talk about her work, and this afternoon spoke to a 70-strong audience of Furze Platt students and teachers.
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After the surprise election, the shock results. Andrew Burdett rounds up the political events that led to a hung parliament and Theresa May’s humiliation.
These last 24 hours have been butcherous, thrilling, and entirely unpredictable — the complete opposite of how things felt this time yesterday. What a difference a day makes.
Andrew Burdett presents his review of 2017, from the banks of the Thames at Marlow where it all began. Featuring Brenda from Bristol, Theresa May’s P45, and an ‘Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn’ banner… plus Andrew’s favourite personal moments from the year.
The UK needs a strong government and equally strong opposition in place to take the country forward in these unprecedented times.
At Maidenhead Town Hall today, fellow members of the St Luke’s community manned the church’s stall at the Combined Charities Fair, while Matthew, my brother, helped out with the Rotaract hook-a-duck attraction.
I was honoured to be asked, as a recent Queen’s Scout Award recipient, to read at a service held to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was a real privilege but, more than that, it was enormously humbling. I’m very grateful for having been asked to participate.
At the end of the St Luke’s Christmas Tree Festival, it’s wonderful to have welcomed such a range of people. Young people. Old people. Sunday-morning regulars. People who’d never stepped foot in St Luke’s before. All had come to admire the Christmas trees on display.