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Dutch election

by Geoff Abell on 16 March, 2017

The Dutch are a curious combination: close to English culture and language, they have big bureaucracy yet liberal views on drugs. Big on trade and cycling monarchs. Sober until the national day’s holiday when everyone parties all day and orange is the only colour. Relaxed attitude to tourists but a growing anti-Muslim, anti-immigration movement. But […]

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Stockport help in the Syrian crisis

by Geoff Abell on 17 September, 2015

Stockport Council is joining forces with the Syria Relief charity in a bid to encourage residents to support the 12 million Syrian people who are in need.   Photo: AP/Hadi Mizban   Syria Relief has a solid network of committed management and logistics staff on the ground inside Syria, striving to deliver humanitarian aid in […]

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