Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree….

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Editor 0

If you can we recommend visiting the Holy Trinty Church, they currently have the ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ running. See their website for more details  You can ‘vote’ on your favourite for a small donation – our personal favourite was split between the poppy tree and Vets4pets entry, although other trees such […]

The Decorations Are Up

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Editor 2

Well, here at onlineFOCUS we’ve had a busy morning hanging up the Christmas decorations. We hope you’ve continued to find our blog informative and helpful throughout the year. If there’s anything you’d like to see on our blog in the future please do get in touch. From all of us […]

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A Song For Fathers Day

Sunday, June 16, 2013 admin 1

This is song and video from the Texan? group Bowling For Soup. They are best known for having a slightly comic feel to their music, but this is one of their serious productions – about a father and son, and then a grandson. Incidentally, the actor playing the father is […]

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It’s A Wonderful Community Life

Saturday, December 24, 2011 admin 0

Chris Black writes: Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” begins and ends on Christmas Eve – and should have a special resonance for anyone who fancies themselves as a community campaigner. The hero of the film , George Bailey , is a superb worker for his community – but neglects […]

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A Political Ghost Story

Sunday, December 27, 2009 admin 0

This is a true story about a former MP for our area – Major Sir Frederick Carne Rasch. Rasch seemed to have had a pretty good life. He went to Eton and then Trinity College Cambridge, and did a lot of rowing there (that?s rowing boats , not rowing in […]

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“Let Me Give It A Try”

Friday, December 25, 2009 admin 0

This is dedicated to every councillor who’s ever sat down in their lounge with a friend and a big tray of sandwiches and spent hours trying to improve the council budget… The film is “Dave” starrring Kevin Kline, who plays an ordinary guy who just happens to be a perfect […]

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Support Your Local Government Officer Sheriff

Thursday, December 24, 2009 admin 0

This video is dedicated to all local government officers trying to satisfy councillors’ and residents’ demands with inadequate resources! In this film, James Garner plays a new sheriff who is provided with a brand new jail – the only problem is that the bars haven’t arrived yet. So he has […]

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Season’s Greetings

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 admin 1

Best Wishes for the Christmas Season to all of our readers, and thanks for all your contributions. We will still be posting some stuff over the next few days, including a couple of videos and a ghost story… so when you can’t eat any more turkey, have watched enough TV, […]