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Friday 17th October 1997
Student Representative Council: the dust settles
ontroversy erupted last week at the the first Student Representative Council. The meeting, which is open to all students and is the most powerful policy making body in the Students’ Union, was billed as the replacement for the ‘General Meeting’ of previous years. The meeting attracted over 100 people, but has stirred strong feelings among some students, leaving certain issues still to be resolved. The Student Representative Council was met with mixed reactions. A large number of people attended the meeting in Lecture Theatre D and brought with them a wide range of feelings and opinions. Dan Barrett, the LGB Society Representative, attended the meeting and felt it was a positive exercise “It was a productive meeting that gave people an opportunity to ask questions and make points about Union policy. .... but the large number of people there could cause people could feel inhibited if they wanted to address the meeting.”
pose and structure of this meeting became less clear, leading to confusion as to what purpose the SRC last Thursday was for. Sally Kentfield, a second year Computing and Information Technology Student was one person who voiced these concerns at the meeting. “I think the SRC as it was put down in the original motion would really help the Students Union this year. A lot of people I spoke to after the meeting were happy with going to six meetings a year rather than going to hundreds of GM’s. But what we actually had at the SRC was not what was written down in the motion. I don’t think it worked as well as the original idea.” The concerns over this apparent overnight change in what had originally been decided were taken on board by USSU president Nevin ‘Bob’ Moledina, “We hadn’t researched enough the constitutional amendment that had taken place last year. So the complaint that arose was that we were not conforming to that, which is true. I don’t think this was going to hold the Union back at all. It was bad that this complaint arose in the first place...the complaint should have been made in writing. If someone had brought it to our attention before then we would have worked to resolve it”. Using feedback from the meeting Bob is working towards an improved structure for discussing and deciding future union policy. She hopes to do this by introducing a balance of meetings that not only provide an opportunity to discuss issues in a very informal way but also uphold the structure of the Union Constitution, the underlying aim of which is to maintain democ-
racy within the Union. “We have got to get ... the information to people that they need. But still be democratic and to let people know we are still accountable to them.” Hopefully a new format will avoid a meeting needlessly overrunning. Thursday’s SRC meeting had to be adjourned after 2 hours and did not complete its agenda which included a discussion on accommodation which is a topic important to many students. The aim was for the meeting to provide views and opinions which could be taken to the University Residential Committee being held the next day.
The way ahead...
The SRC last week achieved something that perhaps it didn’t set out to achieve. In perhaps an antagonistic way it encouraged a lot of people to realise that different people have different reasons for attending Union meetings. Specialisation of the meeting structure could reduce the problems of people feeling discouraged to attend because the meeting is not addressing their own personal agenda. As Sally put it “The SRC is a great forum for putting forward motions, policies and doing union elections rather than at a GM. So if you are interested in that then you go to SRC and if your interested in constitutional amendments then you go to a GM. TheUunion is there for both sides.” Moving forward seems to be very much the aim of the USSU currently. Doing so with team work seems imperative. As Sports Officer Caroline Betteridge said last week, “The Students’ Union is a sleeping giant, and with all this review of union services, both commercial and non commercial, I can see us moving forwards.”
Dean of Students held in shock attack
What purpose for the SRC?
The changing of the meeting structure of the students union, the policy making mechanisms of the union, has not been as straight forward as could have been hoped. Last semester a motion was passed by the Union to create a new meeting called the Student representative Council (SRC). This council was made up of all the Union Officials from the Students Union, all course representatives, senior residents, representatives from all student union clubs and societies and anyone else who turned up. It was hoped that this council would provide a better forum of representation of student opinions. However over the course of the summer the pur-
room. Members of r John Hobrough, Sarah Gyles Rag who weren’t busy Dean of Students, Deputy Editor restraining the prisonwas abducted in a er forced the witnesssurprise attack by Rag on Thursday morning. The band of es to part with their hard earned kidnappers penetrated Campus cash for the release of Mr Security’s impregnable defence Hobrough. screen by walking unchallenged through the front door of Senate Mark Stewart, Vice-Chair, proceeded to organise the chaos whilst the House and up to the top floor. remainder of the Rag hit team The crime took place in Committee releaved Senate House of their Room 1 where the hostage was money. Strangely enough a number engrosed in a meeting unaware of of staff members were paying Rag the fate that awaited him. As the to take the prisoner away and lose clock struck 11.30am Rag forced him forever. their way through the door to be greeted by a sea of stunned faces. The Ransom for John Hobrough After identifying the victim they came to a staggering £300 which made a bee-line for the unsuspect- goes to the Rag charities. Thanks go ing Dean. Amongst shouts of “keep to the whole of Senate House for calm and no-one will get hurt” the paying up and especially John Dean of Students was hauled from Hobrough for being such a good his chair and dragged from the sport.
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Space. The final...
he latest probe (many James Buller parts built by NASA space probe was Surrey firms) launched earlier this week starting will detach and land on Titan, one its mission to explore Saturn. of Saturn’s moons. Titan is unique Cassini-Huygens will take 7 years in the solar system because it is the to reach Saturn. It will use the sling- only moon in the solar system to shot technique of gaining momen- have an atmosphere. Not only that tum off of the planet Venus, not but it is nitrogen rich like the once but twice. In 1999 it will pass Earth’s. Although too cold to supthe Earth and fly off into the outer port life it’s similarity to Earth reaches of space. Then a flypast of could help explain how the Earth Jupiter and finally into orbit around originally formed. NASA has come Saturn in the year 2000. From there in for strong criticism over the it will study Saturn’s rings and ‘dangerous’ launch of the satellite, atmosphere using experiments which is carrying 3lb of plutonium designed at Imperial College. in order to power its electrical sysIn 2004 the European Huygens tems.
Tuition fees: where do we stand?
he rapid increase in higher education participation in the 1960s is the basis of the present system of student funding. Since 1960 the number of full time students publicly funded has increase from 20,000 to 1.1 million today. The increase has caused successive governments to look for ways of capping the percentage of public spending on higher education. Tactics have included removing the minimum grant, removing access to the vast majority of benefits and most recently the phased reduction of grants and replacement with student loans. We outline the stance of the Students Union on the funding debate.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL? GENERAL MEETING? WHAT’S GOING ON?
To all those who attended thank you for coming we hope you enjoyed it. A report will be arriving in your pigeon holes soon explaining the situation. A meeting will be held next Thursday Week 7 to sort it all out, watch out for more details. Democracy needn’t be boring but usually is! (HA HA) Love Bob & Harriet
photo : Alan Weller (The Times)
The National Committee of Inquiry into Higher education was set up in May 1996 and asked to report back by summer 1997. In July 1997, the independent Dearing Committee reported a need to change the system of funding universities in order to avoid continued cuts in standards and funding. The report featured 93 recommendations, some of which recognised the need for significant changes to ensure a higher quality education and wider participation. The Committee proposed that fulltime students in higher education should pay some of the cost of their tuition fees. The government
Wendy France, Clare Tweed
agreed with the committee that the costs of higher education should be shared more fairly between those who benefit. On average, a graduate earns 20% more than someone without a degree does within about 10 years of graduation. The Labour Party conference a few weeks ago has bought the threat of the introduction of tuition fees into reality. There are many questions to be answered on this topic including; how will we as students pay? How
much will we pay? And will this cost increase each year? The government also plans to replace the maintenance grants entirely come academic year 1999/20000 with income-related loans to be repaid after graduation. In the future students will be facing a debt of up to £15,000 on graduation. If you presently have an overdraft, loan or any other debts are you sure that these new measures are not going to effect you? If you are not sure where you stand on this issue then you should attend the informed meeting: Tuition Fees Where do We Stand? on Monday the 27th October in the University Hall at 8pm. The meeting is to bring together present students, future students their parents and other members of the local community. Representatives from the National Union of Students will be able to fill you in on the up-to-date picture. Identify with other students and how they cope with financial hardship. If you have strong feelings on the issue of student funding sign up in the union to attend the NUS SouthEast demonstration in Southampton on the 1st of November. There will be coaches arranged by the Students’ Union going to Southampton.
Several of our aircraft are missing
ast Sunday the only airworthy Messerschmit Bf109 crashed during an air display at Duxford. The pilot, CinC Of RAF strike command Sir John Alison escaped unhurt after having difficulty landing, then crashing upside down into a field.
All of these accidents involved air shows and in some the crew were killed. This together and thinking of the nature of the planes begs the question of whether they should be flown at all. Should we risk throwing away the last remnants of our WW2 heritage or cocoon them away in museums? While I hate to see such magnificent planes crash and burn I believe they should carry on flying. It is only by seeing them flying that you can appreciate how brave the fighter pilots were and experience what it must have been like watching dog fights from the ground, knowing the outcome could decide your country’s fate. For many people it is sim-
This is the latest in a series of disasters to befall World War 2 planes. The only flyable Mosquito bomber, famous for using a variant of the Dambuster bouncing bomb against the Tirpitz crashed, so did a Lockheed Lighting and a Blenheim bomber on only her maiden flight after being restored. Some years ago the Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial was gutted by fire when it landed with engine trouble.
ply the sound of the propellers. An F16 will shake the ground if it turns on its afterburners but nothing can replace that distant throbbing and majestic sight of a Lancaster bomber flanked by a Spitfire and a Hurricane for the nostalgia and patriotism is creates. Furthermore it is not only antique aircraft that crash. Recently a F117A Stealth Fighter crashed in America. Before that two Migs collided in mid-air, both incidents during displays. So should we ban air shows? I think it would be terrible to ground all old planes. However perhaps cutting down the number of appearances they make would help preserve them for future generations to wonder at.
Friday 17th October 1997
Checking out the beers
uildford pubs, how well do you know them? Do youknow where they are, the drinks they serve and the sort of places they are? Well if not, read on. At great hardship the Bare Facts team have been out and about in
Guildford sampling the various watering holes. We have produced a pubs review to help you on the quest for a great night out in Guildford. So read on and get out and about.
The Royal Oak
he pub Their politeness and Martha Stefanidou review gentle manners started were just about quite badly. The first pub we visit- enough to show us the door, since ed was the Star, which in the end not all of us were 21!! Bare Facts proved to be far from a real star. wanted to review them, but they Our first impression? ‘Only smart didn’t seem so keen to be reviewed clothes - no ripped jeans allowed’!! themselves.... We entered and went to the bar.
c r u f f y Andrew Murphys is an Irish theme pub located on the edge of Guildford town. When you walk in you are greeted by the warm glow of a fine wooden interior. Being an Irish theme pub it is not suprising that the favourite drinks are Guinness and Kilkenny (both £2.23). For those who do not Irish beers there are also Carlsberg (£2.03), spirits (around £1.48), and wine (the cheapest bottle being £7.70). The entertainment comes courtesy of a one hundred disc cd player plus weekly live music. Due to the Irish theme there is a policy to play three Irish songs to every one that is not. This is not as bad as it sounds as Irish bands such as the Cranberries
and U2 are included. When there is a live band you can usually be sure of hearing something akin to busking tin whistle players trying to be the Levellers. Thankfully, other sorts of bands occasionally play. The bands play on a stage no larger than a couple of the picnic tables dotted around on the front and back porches. The surrounding area has a countryside feel with trees and a river. Unfortunately, the poor lighting on the quiet road in does not make this an ideal place to walk home from alone. Overall Scruffy Murphys is a fair pub with a good atmosphere but it’s theme may put off more students than it attracts!
he second pub we visited was the Royal Oak. Here we heard about the Scottish and Newcastle ‘Managers Guide To Attracting Students’, supplied to landlords in order that we are tempted into pubs more effectively. It explained the brewery’s definition of the average student: ‘Drinks beer, eats curries, wears Adidas shoes, thinks philosophy, watches C4, spends a lot and knows Wonderwall off by heart.’ Suggestions for for getting us to do the first of these in great quantities were as follows: ‘Have your staff wear roller blades and/or St Trinians Uniforms at the Freshers Fair, A “Big Snog Night”, Theme Nights and Connect 4 Competition Evenings!’ Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which one of the above you’re considering, these measures have not been adopted by the management. The best part of visiting this pub was that we got free food as well as the free drinks. Sausage rolls, sandwiches and chips were laid before us. The landlady, Mrs Jackie Street was very friendly. She told us that most of the staff are students because we could be trusted. The pub is a listed building and was once a nunnery. It is rumoured to be haunted and strange footsteps have been heard on a number of occasions. She also said she hopes the pub will soon be refurbished. I liked this pub. (It was the best
bar nun!) It wasn’t too big to make it impersonal or small enough to be cramped. The atmosphere was good, not too smoky and it will look even nicer when it is done up. The
prices were a bit dear:- £2.05 for a pint of Fosters, £1.85 for Best Bitter and £1.99 for Directors Bitter. They did serve food though which is a plus. I recommend the Royal Oak and give it 7/10.
ut of all the potato, which is pubs I have liberally topped John Dear seen in with spring Guildford, the Hogshead is one of onion and melted cheese. Students the best. in a hurry might also want to try one Situated in Chertsy Street, the pub of the pub’s sandwiches. If you are boasts not only a garden, but also a one of those people interested in conservatory and a balcony that can what the pub staff are like, then let accommodate up to four people. me tell you that they are very helpBecause of these amenities, and the ful. Maz, who is looking after the fact that there is seating on two pub temporarily, advised me that I floors, nobody can moan about a should learn shorthand, whereas lack of space. Nor can punters com- another member of staff gave us his plain about a lack of choice, as the view of the pub: “People come here bar offers a selection of 12 real ales, to get bladdered and have a good 2 traditional ciders, and a range of time.” By saying this, he had skilBelgian bottled beers. This massive fully summed up the pub’s atmoschoice is complimented by the fact phere. Even tonight, a ‘quiet’ night, that prices vary from £1.85 to £2.15 the place was at least half-full, and per pint. So you needn’t break the everyone was enjoying themselves. bank to enjoy yourself. Meals are The Hogshead is an ideal venue for less than £5, too, and the menu an evening’s drinking. implicitly invites you to eat mashed
The review team (with HogsHead landlord) at the end of their hard evening’s work
Photo: Matt Pannell
BF wishes to thank all of the pubs that so kindly donated drinks and goodies to help us in the production of this article (hic)
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he first ever Student Representative Council took place last week, and the ensuing arguments over its constitutional status have been necessary and healthy. The timing and structure of the new meeting means that it does not fulfil some of the criteria demanded by the Union’s constitution. But the essential elements are there: it is the ‘sovereign’ policymaking body, where decisions can be amended or thrown out, where those involved in the running of the Union can be questioned or criticised, and the whole thing takes place on the record and in public. The spirit, if not the letter, of the Constitution is being followed, and
Computing facilities need sorting...
because of this, the SRC must be given the flexibility it needs to develop into an even stronger and healthier forum for debate. In spite of the fact that the old General Meetings were always done by the book, that was something they very rarely achieved. This week’s Bare Facts Entertainment Guide contains a gig guide. It may look a little thin in its first week, but it will soon develop into a more thorough guide, complete with telephone numbers for venues. Anyone who wants their newly formed band included should send details to the Music Editor.
I am sure that this complaint is not coming from myself, but from at least half of the student in the University, although I will talk from the point of view of a SOMS student as this is my department. Many students have to rely on computer-print work as part of their course requirement, and people such as myself rely on my department, but especially UCS for computer research which is an essential part of many modules - currently this is involving hours of work scanning the internet in order to complete an IT assignment, which cannot be done at home (it should be noted that many students, including myself don’t have a PC at home
anyway, and can’t afford one). UCS therefore becomes a ‘lifeline to studies’ for many students, but particularly those from SOMS - it is unfortunate that the two labs are often both taken up for classes in SOMS, and sometimes labs are even locked for unknown reasons furthermore, PC’s are only available between 9am and 5pm, unlike in other departments where night access is available. We need quality laser printing and computer station facilities at all times, and this is where UCS is failing so disgracefully. Computers must be available, especially during the day between 9am and 6pm, for work, research and printing. Nobody should have to come in after 6pm or at the weekends to do work on computers at UCS - many students have other commitments and activities at these times. I ask
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myself why it is that every day then, I see all 3 labs being used by classes, leaving staggering 0 out of 106 PC’s available for the thousands of remaining students. What is more annoying is when a class is using just one computer, or no computers at all, and are therefore taking away the potential use of up to 50 PC’s! In UCS’s defence, I have been told that these booking schedules are printed a week in advance - this is completely missing the point though, which is that all 3 UCS labs should NEVER be all booked out at the same times as we are losing a great and essential resource at a peak study time whenever this happens. I hope for the sake of all Surrey students that action is taken immediately so that a policy is made, to make sure that this problem will not occur again. Richard Marco Perugi
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Recently I have had several complaints (quite a lot really!) regarding the lack of computers for you all. May I take this oportunity to comment on the situation in Bare Facts. One point, quite correctly made, is that at times ALL the PC labs are booked for courses. Yes, this has indeed occured. The bookings were taken when it was believed that we would be in a position to commision another new PC lab (Lab 4). At this point, it would have been possible to retain one lab free of bookings at all times. This will be our goal in the future when Lab 4 is commissioned, which we are currently planning to be during the Christmas vacation (God willing). In the present situation, it is necessary for
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UCS to ask for your assistance in dealing with this shortage of computer time. You have all seen large numbers of students using the computers for personal email and non academic WWW browsing during the day. YOU MUST ALL limit the use of email and browsing for personal reasons to the evening or early morning. This will free up the computers for academic work (after all that’s the rule!). Peer pressure applied to limit this type of misuse rather than UCS have to apply any restrictions is the way forward to ease this situation. Many departments have made the course material available on the web. This has lead to the use of the machines as expensive copiers. Please limit the wasted printout generated. It all takes up machine resource and wastes paper. Can I make two more points. like on the outside, but with the management. Not only do you get the distinct impression that students in general are hated in that place, but the manager was distinctly rude to one of my friends after the (excellent) Cocktails& Karaoke evening. My point is this: there always seems to be some form of dissatisfaction among the paying customers. I have not met one person who sings the praises of that place. Therefore, as we have a whole department of keen and talented H&C students, why
Eating and drinking are NOT permitted in the computer labs or corridor AT ANY TIME. Why? Because the keyboards are frequently damaged by spills and crumbs! Also, it is not pleasant to use a keyboard sprayed with Cola and surrounded by cans and empty packets. Peer pressure again can assist you all in maintaining the building and equipment. So that UCS can extend the cover on the Service Desk into the evening, I am posting a vacancy with the Job Shop for students as assistants in the Labs. Please feel free to email me direct (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call into the Service Desk and ask for me for further information on the above lab situation (Job vacancies through the Job Shop please!) Phil Garbutt, UCS Service Desk Manager
Pizzas get roasted....
After recieving the worst customer service I have ever encountered at our own wonderful pizza establishment, I felt the need for a BIG whinge. The problem lies not with the poor, demoralised staff who can only be constantly wondering what life is
can’t the place be run by them? It would give supervisory experience to those who want it, and it would look great on any CV if you can say that you had a hand in transforming the shabby place we know into something at least semi-decent. If nothing does change, maybe the current manager of Pizza+ could squeeze into his policies the idea of treating customers with some degree of respect. Simon Rose
Getting trolleyed should be safer....
On Friday night, myself and a group of friends took it into our minds to hold a trolley race (stupid I know, but it seemed like a good idea at the time). Anyway, while myself and another friend (we were winning incidental-
ly) noticed two people instead of ignoring us, actively running towards us, this we found a bit strange until we noticed they were security guards. Fair enough their job is to stop people like us, but their method of doing so was wholly unacceptable, instead of asking us to stop one of them stood in front of the trolley, raised their foot and kicked the trolley in order to stop it. As I was standing at the time and
found it difficult to retain my balance, it was fortunate I did not fall out and cause myself serious damage, as it was I only cut my shin but it was still very painful. I would like to know exactly what info. these people are given on safety as their action seemed more prone to induce injury than prevent it. Alex Hopkins
Friday 17th October 1997
The big and the beautiful...
demand if you didn’t stock them? He replied “ “. Well that certainly cleared up that issue then. The fact is that there are frightening changes afoot. In ancient civilisations a woman’s size was directly related to her fertility and the bigger the better. Some of the greatest works of art featuring woman show them as large and buxom and even in this century the greatest sex symbol in the world, Marilyn Monroe, was a size 16. This may sound like a whinge but the issues at stake are going to have an enormous bearing on the way our society works in it’s attitude towards women and men. It is socially unacceptable to be racist or sexist and finally, after years of struggle this has been absorbed into our culture. However this has backlashed as far as sizist attitudes go. We are being force fed images of emaciated women and are being told that this is what beauty is. Supermodels are revered and raised to new heights of fame for being able to wear clothes nicely. Well excuse me a minute but hasn’t that been a fairly basic requirement since we figured out that standing erect was a good idea? I love food. There are very few things that give me more pleasure than a good meal, some nice wine
The situation - Having graduated from university this year I have just received my first pay cheque, Hurrah! My mission - Buy a pair of animal print trousers for my first proper attendance of a Friday Night Out.(Previously there in the guise of the Condom girl.) The result Being told to go to Evans, a “large” woman’s clothes outlet by the most obnoxious salesman in the world in a well known clothes shop with the initials TS. I am 21 years old, with a 36DD bra size and a 14 - 16 dress size. In my eyes and that of my friends I look pretty average, somewhere between Kate Moss and Jo Brand but with no particular leaning towards either. However in the eyes of the fashion industry I am a great big lard arse who apparently doesn’t deserve to wear fashionable clothes, perhaps I should instead be eating cream cakes and planning the rest of my lonely days rather than go out. I was told by the salesman that they didn’t have my size in a particular pair of trousers because they weren’t in demand in a 16. I pointed out to him that how were you supposed to know they weren’t in
and enjoying eating as a social activity. I also get a great deal of pleasure from scoffing a delicious cream bun whilst watching old ‘Friends’ videos, but that’s not all I do! I trained as a dancer for 14 years until I was struck by arthritis and had to give up. I like to play football, I do tai chi and am a very active person. The size I am now is probably how I’m always going to be, diet or no diet, but am I supposed to just give in and let myself go because nothing is ever going to change? I make jokes about my weight. I have often chanted ‘Who ate all the pies?’ to myself in the mirror and the fact that I love my puddings is a standing joke in my family, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings. I did start crying in the changing room in one shop, not because I felt sorry for myself but because I felt so angry and humiliated. One thing that isn’t going to happen is that I’m going to accept this treatment or situation, my battle cry is to boycott the bigots and let them know that I’m not happy, it may not make a huge difference but it will make me feel a lot better! Rise up lard soldiers, we have nothing to lose but our lettuce! Georgina Yates
Top-tip: Cheaper elcome The fool alternative to back to e a r t h , (name and address supplied) space travel: Hand over £15 to space cadets, it was a long scary trip. the bar, and say We encountered a strange species ‘outer space beckons my friend, tell known as the ‘merry pranksters’ It me when it runs out.’ was life Jim but not as we know it. Wed 22nd: A communiqué from To those transfixed by subliminal my attorney at Law: alien messages- In case you didn’t A hen is not always a hen, and the notice our planet didn’t revolve same can be said for women, as your attorney found out the other around the football. Security was helped by storm night : Although the chaps put on a troupers- lots of little blue meanies bloody good show! Advising the (andorians apparently) were public; liberatchi v’s the state 1988 forcibly ejected. Leia and Evil Leia A president was set that if one is to had a barney. Thanks to Luke and consume cheap doubles, drag nay Dad for the reconstruction of the keks on the outside, are a must. fight and the pervading smell of Incidentally the 22nd is DRAG ozone. Shal-ala-lala-la-la lala la la disco! la (sorry, carried away again.) Han Boys b girls, girls talk football Solo was last seen passed out in the (except Beth + birds) or just wear corner after not shagging the preda- your underpants on the outside. tor (she preferred C3PO) p.’s hand Watch out- free form pulling can be in the water gun to the house officer hazardous. !?
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - Barbara H (Atlantic) Yet another slice of power pop from the excellent Fountains Of Wayne. Driving rhythm with vocals like Evan Dando’s used to be. 8/10 R.W. TRAVIS - Happy (Independiente) A catchy tune, but not the most original of lyrics. “I’m So Happy” is the basis of most of the song. The song “When I’m Feeling Blue (Days Of the Week)” is actually much better than the title track. 7/10 G.D. IMOGEN HEAP - Getting Scared (Almo) Alanis vocals, psychobabble new bitch lyrics, Portishead production. Kate Bush, Morcheeba, pianos. Lots of head nodding. Bitter, brave, Bristolian, aggressive, discordant, laid back. Best served at 3am. Best track is an instrumental. Deserves more success than it’ll get. Owes much to production. 7/10 S.B. RIALTO - Monday Morning 5.15 (East West) This song, all cinematic atmospherics, Motown drums, synth strings, words about a girl who is up to no good, put it together and get a song which sounds to the untrained ear like a good Pulp song, but a Pulp song nevertheless and they points knocked off for being unoriginal. 7/10 NW
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SCARFO - Cosmonaut No. 7 (Deceptive) “Oxygen is worthless... suffocating nervous”, which is probably why Jamie Hince decided to start breathing helium instead. Happily it culminates in another burst of slightly Placeboesque power-pop (although Scarfo came first.) Also cool for the cover version of Elvis Costello’s ‘I Want You’. 9/10 D.N. HURRICANE # 1 - Step Into My World - Perfecto Mixes (Creation) This new mix is every bit as good as the original. sit in your room, play it loud and enjoy the fact that it has both the original and new mix on the same C.D. Brilliant. 9/10 G.D. SMASH MOUTH - Walkin On The Sun (Interscope) An excellent sixties throwback pop song with a funky feel offered by the Californian beat combo. B sides are rather more raunchy. 9/10 D.J. THE JAM - The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) (Polydor) Listen to this single and you will understand why The Jam was one of the best rock bands ever in British rock history...damn good. 9/10 G.C.
V/A - Attitude (RoadRunner) This is the sort of CD that contains the “Classics” of the future. Roadrunner have managed to put together an excellent compilation catering for a wide variety of tastes. These range from the fast harsh tones of Coal Chamber through Dog Eat Dog’s wonderful ‘Isms’ to Type O Negative’s ‘My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend’. With other groups such as Fear Factory, Sepultura and Machine Head included, this CD is definitely worth a second look. 8/10 E.C.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK MAJOR FORCE - The Original Art Form (Mo’Wax) It is hard to put into perspective the brilliance that is this collection from the Japanese label, Major Force. Having worked with hip hop luminaries such as Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Mark “the 45” King, and Public Enemy, it’s not surprising that what you get here is a taste of breakbeat heaven. Forget the fact that the world seems to have gone breakbeat mad. Like Rakim once said: “This is how it should be done”. These guys have been doing it since day one, youknowhati’msayin’. I can’t cite any one song as a favourite, not even a couple. The whole compilation is the bomb. Even the rapping though dodgy is quite entertaining. All I can say to all those beat fiends out there is to get yourself a copy. 10/10 P.A.
have been very hard to achieve, I don’t see the point behind the project. On most of the tracks, all you get is the effect of an early evening open air concert (e.g. on ‘No Woman No Cry’). Apparently, there are plans to involve more producers from hip hop, experimental dub and ambient in future projects but judging from this release, I’d suggest they leave Marley’s classics alone. 6/10 P.A. THE ORANGE PEELS - Square (Minty Fresh) Their debut album sounds great. Comparisons can be drawn with Trash Can Sinatras and The Monkees. The four Californians manage to show ability to write poignant and touching songs without being overtly sentimental. Good tunes to look out for are ‘Don’t Mind The Rain’ and ‘Take Me Over’. The album is somewhat limited in expression at times but they overcome that by thrashing the music over their voices. With a little work and a little luck they could become big. 5/10 I.U. HONEYTUNNEL - Feature Me (Chameleon) The album is rigorously wild and unsettled. That’s rare for someone who has vocals that are similar to those of Chrissie Hynde and Sharleen Spiteri from Texas. Lou Palmer needs to be taught how to sing in synergy with the band. There is ,however, one tune that seems to stand out from the rest... ‘Snowblind’, the only song that you can lie back and listen to. The album goes from good, to average, to leaving a sour taste in my mouth. 5/10 I.U. COOLIO - My Soul (Tommy Boy) The album starts of well, culminating Coolio’s typical style (and rigidity). The tracks...(15 in total) seem less and less inspiring as you play away. The highlight of the whole album is ‘C U When U Get There’, without this tune, the album would have collapsed. For something I was looking forward to review, I’m disappointed, thoroughly. Too commercial, too typical. 4/10 I.U. AMY GRANT - Behind The Eyes (A+M) She manages to capture the seemingly lost middle ground between the Crow sisters and Belinda Carlisle...although I hasten to add that she is a white soul/gospel singer. Lets just say that the album is full of delightful surprises. I no longer possess the will power to press the ‘stop’ button when her tunes come wading in on the speakers. For the average music lover, I’d say “but it”. I would have. 5/10 I.U.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
PRIMAL SCREAM - Burning Wheel (Creation) ‘Burning Wheel’ one of the five best Primal Scream tracks ever, a must own effortlessly brilliant song. Also thrown in on the e.p. is a full on Chemicals Brothers remix and a beautiful original version of ‘Higher Than The Sun’. So even if you own ‘Vanishing Point’ it’s still worth getting. 9/10 N.W. ETHER - She Could Fly (Parlophone) Currently touring with Strangelove, offer another fast and marvelous musical feast complete with helium powered vocals. Will be big... soon. 8/10 D.J. PROPELLERHEADS / DAVID ARNOLD - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Wall Of Sound) Obviously getting released because of all the new James Bond film hype that’s going around at the moment. The theme tune to ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ gets the same treatment as ‘Mission Impossible’ did last year and this time, actually sounds good. 8/10 F.F. TINDERSTICKS - Rented Rooms (This Way Up) Effervescent jazzy pop with a deep, powerful voice behind it, at times I could have sworn Nick Cave was on this single! Quite good. 8/10 G.C. SOUL II SOUL - Pleasure Dome (Island) I like this track for its easy going feel and the relaxed atmosphere that surrounds it. The introduction sounds a little bit like someone playing the contents of their kitchen cupboard but you soon get used to this and might even think that it’s good. 8/10 G.T. ROY DAVIS JUNIOR - Gabriel (XL) Upbeat tunes. Pevin Everett contributes greatly to the instrumental part of these collection of tracks. “Live Garage Mix” is definitely the best of this collection. 7/10 G.D MORRISSEY - Roy’s Keen (Island) Whilst a good song, complete with witty play on words title and a window cleaner, the musical style lacks real excitement. Morrissey’s voice always seems in control and at its best when with the line finishing in Morrissey being set alight. ‘Roy’s Keen’ actually makes more sense slotted into the album, ‘Maladjusted’ which has much more to offer. 6/10 D.J. SUKIA - Gary Super Macho (MoWax) Sukia are quite interesting to listen to. The title song is fast and furious one minute, trip hoppy the next and concludes with a nice jazzy break. Only one word for it - weird. The Dirty Sanchez remix isa frenzied breakbeat affair with a phat rolling bass line. Worth checking out. 6/10 P.A. SPACE DJ’Z - Rate Of Change (NovaMute) There are only a few words that can be said about ‘Rate Of Change’ and its fellow musical masterpieces... boring repetitive Techno crap being the politest. 2/10 E.C.
hard hitting of them all. A lot of the new stuff is trance which makes a change to listening to hundreds of drum/guitar/kettle samples that adorn the other tracks (‘Atom Bomb’ or ‘Amp’ to name but a few). Not ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Life one for chilling in your backyard (or Thru A Lens something) but a (Chrysalis) For a drug addicted good album to drive to. 7/10 F.F. man who spent a good few years of his life with four of ODDS - Nest (Coalition) the pansiest and geekiest men in the The fourth album universe, this is pret- from these lowprofile Canadians ty impressive, as is the follow up to long as you know the excellent what to expect. ‘Good Weird Robbie is not the Feeling’. It kicks new Oasis, nor the off with its high new George point track Michael. He is the old Robbie, who gets ‘Someone Who’s out a bit more. And Cool’, which is utterly fantastic some of it is cool - ‘Let Me Entertain You’ is a fast paced arrogant rock track with funky jazz piano & trumpet, ‘Angels’ and would be the standout on any is a really quite gorgeous orchestral ballad, and ‘Clean’ is a album, it is just groovy, plodding number about sorting your head out. Yes. one of those great And so if you don’t expect genius it’s all really quite good, except, that is, for some of the most appalling lyrics I’ve ever songs. However, heard, some of which I’ll leave you with: “Just because I ain’t the rest of the album while not double barreled / Don’t mean I haven’t traveled well / Can’t you tell! / Oh no it’s quite appalling / Your conversation is as matching up to the first track is boring as hell, oh well!” Nice. 7/10 A.M. by no means poor, here is a collection of laid back FROSTED - Cold (RoadRunner) melodic pop music kinda like Crowded After an all too brief Go-Go’s reunion, House used to make, but with a WestJane Wiedlin has put together a new Coast twang. 7/10 R.W. band rather than returning as a solo artist. A lazy comparison for her new LEADFOOT - Bring It On band would be “a punkier Belly” as (RoadRunner) Jane has put together a collection of Former Corrosion Of Conformity men songs that rip with guitars and Tanya Karl Agell and Phil Swisher return to Donelley’s voice does sound like Jane the fray with an album that is certainly Wiedlin. The songs have that Go-Go’s in the same musical ball park as their stamp of catchy chorus and punky previous bandmates - heavy, seventies rhythm. A definite grower, and Jane influenced southern edged hard rock, Wiedlin was always my favorite Gowith twin guitars that take a lead from Go. 8/10 R.W. Thin Lizzy and Lynyrd Skynyrd cutting GARAGELAND - Welcome To Garageland (Discordant) Garageland after considerable home success in New Zealand take on the world and in the process probably won’t take any prisoners. They illustrate a myriad of musical styles with references to REM (particularly Fire Away), Pixies and even a Beatles feel to ‘Beelines to Heaven’, and comparisons can be made with both Weezer and the Manics. Garageland mix up rock (‘Fay Ray’) and slower tunes (the pretty ‘Return to You’) with a total disregard for overall quality control. The big highlight is ‘Pop Cigar’ - beginning as a soundcheck, grating guitars ride the rhythm smothered in a beautiful distorted vocal accompanied by selections of wonderfully melodic heavy guitars. ‘Classically Diseased’, however, contending for the Tuition Fees award for bad ideas is incredibly boring. This isn’t fresh guitar music but Garageland sound familiar and welcoming. 7/10 D.J. FLUKE - Risotto (Virgin) A long time ago Fluke where happy making dance music with a trancey aftertaste. Then ‘Wipeout 1097’ happened. It propelled them and the song, ‘Atom Bomb’ into the spotlight. The album is a mixture of stuff they did before that time and some completely new efforts. The result, well a mixed bag. Most of the songs here are good, with ‘Mosh’ standing out as the most through on every song. Maybe not as mighty as COC now are, but well on the way, bet they’ll be a blast live. 6/10 R.W. BOB MARLEY - Dreams Of Freedom (Island) This release from Island Records comprises of ambient translations of Marley’s works in dub. ‘Waiting In Vain’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, and the previously unreleased take of ‘So Much Trouble In The World’ are some of the songs that are given the ambient treatment by producer Bill Laswell. While this is a brave attempt and must
This weeks music bought to you by Paul Amani, Gabriel-Oliver Chamero, Emma Clarke, Gemma Decent, Frank Fraulo, Daniel Jones, Alastair Mooney, Denise Nicholson, Ikaraam Ullah, Nick Walsh, Georgina Tarrant, Sarah Butcher, Rob Winder
GREEN DAY Nimrod (Reprise) Having taken a break from the rock’n’roll world following the bile and angst of ‘Insomniac’, Green Day are back with their best album so far. Billy Joe Armstrong has developed into a songwriter of note, and that is more than evident on ‘Nimrod’. From snotty-in-your-face punk blasts like ‘Take Back’ and ‘Prosthetic Head’, the unashamed Stray Cats strut of ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’ to the divine break-up ballad ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’. A great melodic punk rock album and that is certain. 8/10 R.W.
Friday 17th October 1997
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21:30 Red Dwarf 21:30 Shooting Stars 22:40 Basic Instinct 21:00 Friends 22:00 Frasier 18:00/23:35 TFI Friday 20:10 Casualty 22:50 Match of the Day 19:15 Blind Date 21:00 Blown Away 21:30 Drop the Dead Donkey 22:50 FILM: Body of 20:00 Full Circle with Michael Palin 21:05 FILM: Schindler’s List 21:15 Frankie and Johnny 21:00 FILM: the Road to Wellville 23:45 Film 97 with Barry Norman 22:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 22:00 NYPD Blue 21:00 The Sweeney
PICK A, Groop Dogdrill, OF THE Redwood - London WEEK Garage Echo And The Bunnymen London Kilburn National Geneva, Mover London York Hall Imogen Heep London Camden Barfly
(for details and bookings phone 01483 578017)
SUNDAY - THURSDAY
My Best Friends Wedding (12) 12:40, 15:20, 18:00, 20:40 Spawn (12) 12:55, 16:05, 20:50, 21:00 Air Force One (15) 13:55, 16:35, 17:05, 19:40, 20:20 The Full Monty (15) 13:45, 16:10, 18:35, 21:00 Mrs Brown (PG) 15:00, 20:15 (NB no 15:00 show on Tuesday) Austin Powers (15) 13:00, 15:30, 18:00, 20:30 Conspiracy Theory (15) 12:10, 17:25 Event Horizon (18) 18:40, 21:00 (NB no showings Wednesday) Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (12) 12:45 Men in Black (PG) 15:40, 18:10, 20:40 Bean (PG) 12:15, 14:25 The Lost World Jurassic Park (PG) 13:00, 15:55 Anna Karenina (12) 13:15, 15:45, 16:15, 20:45 (Wednesday only)
Godfathers - London Garage Mover - London Camden Falcon
AT YOUR UNION
The Jellies - Guildford Surrey University
Earl Brutus - London Base Club No Use For A Name - London garage
Thursday Wednesday Tuesday 23rd 22nd 21st
20:00 Match of the Day Live 23:15 Seinfeld 23:40 Larry Sanders Show 20:30 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson’s Lunch in the Park 22:20 Chalk 20:00 University Challenge 21:50 The Rugby Club 19:30 UEFA Football Live 22:00 Prime Suspect
Bently Rhythm Ace - London LA2 Finley Quaye, Cath Coffey Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Hurricane #1 - London Astoria Imogen Heep - London Camden Monarch Jaguar - London Camden Barfly Pooka - Reading Finley Quaye, Cath Coffey London LA2 Space Monkeys - London Water Rats
My Best Friends Wedding (12) 14:00, 16:35, 19:10, 21:45 Spawn (12) 13:10, 15:35, 16:00, 20:25, 22:50 Air Force One (15) 12:15, 15:15, 18:20, 19:15, 21:30, 22:20 The Full Monty (15) 13:00, 15:30, 17:50, 20:15, 22:35 Mrs Brown (PG) 15:30, 21:00 Austin Powers (15) 13:45, 16:15, 18:45, 21:15 Conspiracy Theory (15) 12:30, 18:00 Event Horizon (18) 20:00, 22:30 Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (12) 12:15 Men in Black (PG) 14:30, 17:00, 19:30, 22:00 Bean (PG) 12:15, 14:25, 16:35 The Lost World Jurassic Park (PG) 14:10, 17:00 Space Jam (U) 11:00 (Saturday only) Liar, Liar (12) 11:10 (Saturday only) Jungle 2 Jungle (PG) 11:30 (Saturday only) Batman & Robin (PG) 11:15 (Saturday only) Warriors of Virtue (PG) 11:30 (Saturday only)
22:20 Clive Andersons All talk 20:30 Top Gear 21:00 Theif Takers 19:50 European Cup Winners Cup LIVE
Bush, 3 Colours Red - London Brixton Academy Garageland - Reading Alleycat Space Monkeys - Farnham College of Art and Design Sweetie - London Camden HQ Club
Sunday 5 pm & 8pm Monday 8pm Lecture Theatre G
Cinema and Arts
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Whos afraid of the big, bad Snake . . . . ? THE JELLYS
The Sunday preview
Union House Sunday 19 October
e will soon know which of you are afraid of the big bad snake because you will be the only people who do not go to see Anaconda this weekend. The plot of the film concerns a group of documentary makers who are terrorised by a giant anaconda snake, which a slightly insane snake expert wants to capture. So if you wish to test your nerve,
then you can get a ticket by going to the postroom in the union filling out a ticket and placing it in the wooden box. Once you have done this all you have to do is take yourself along to the showing of your choice, pay your two pounds and take your seat. The film will be showing at
5p.m. and 8p.m. on Sunday and again at 8p.m. on Monday and as always will be shown in LTG. If you would like to help with the showing of the films, choosing next semester’s films or you would just like to be involved in a friendly society, then please come along to our meetings at 6p.m. on Tuesday in LTH and take part.
past. This British criminal heist is a mixture of Tarantino and Scorsese, demonstrating a sharp, emotional and witty script. Despite the blatant violence, this is offset by the fact that the audience gets to see the effect of each punch, blow or shot on the lives of the characters, something which is rarely seen in today’s more violent films. The performances are top notch from the word go. Carlyle yet again proves that he is one of the most exciting, young British actors, putting on an emotional and moving performance. His fellow crims also hold their own, each having their own strong traits. A real revelation is Damon Albarn, who proves that he can do more than sing and, if push came to shove, he could give up his day job. These performances combine with a story with a twist to create an emotional rollercoaster of a film. This is enhanced by the clever use of one of the best soundtracks of the year - a mix of old (The Clash), new (Dub) and brilliant (Gene, Longpigs). And what truly makes it are the choice quotes. “It’s the disease of the modern society, it is - cynicalism”. Well, when I say you must say this film, cynicism is not in my mind at all. Brilliant - better than anything that came out all summer. 8/10
So how do you like your pop music? With great songs? With great harmonies? With great melodies? With spiky punky guitars? Well, if so then the Jellys are for you, and you can catch them playing in your Union on Sunday 19th October. The Jellys are CJ, guitarist and singer inspired to put the band together after a conversation with his dogs, Jeff, bassist with the spirit of DeeDee Ramone and Stiddy, a skinny guy but he hits the drums hard. Currently unsigned, The Jellys are riding on the crest of a massive wave of interest from many record companies following their select performances over the summer, the great reaction to their recent In The City showcase following their front cover article in Music Week, being featured in Steve Lamaq’s Melody Maker and Music Week A+R columns and from Gary Crowley raving about their demo on his new XFM show. This gig at the Union is the beginning of the tour to support their limited edition debut single - The Jelly Belly EP, which is released on their own label and will only be available at the gigs and through mail order. So what do The Jellys sound like? They are soft centred with a hard outer shell. Melodic uptempo and upbeat songs, polished punky-power-pop with a hint of the Byrds, none of that manic depressive stuff for these guys, a combination of US punk and pop. So get on down to the Union this Sunday and enjoy yourselves... the Jellys are destined for great things... see them NOW while you have the chance.
hat happens when you thieve from the thieves? They get very angry and then they thieve back. And when you’re a “face”, a criminal known by the police, this becomes a very sticky situation in which to be. Ray (Robert Carlyle) is just such a face, but this doesn’t stop him putting together a team with his mate Dave (Ray Winstone) to pull off a job which promises to net £2 million. When the haul falls seriously short of the anticipated sum, someone in the group steals the loot from the others and things start to go pear shaped. When members of the team start getting knocked off, Ray not only has to face his dodgy colleagues to find a killer, but also his
Saturday October 25th sees the latest in the continuing line of Splatch! shows at Guildford Civic Hall. The Splatch! events started in early 1995 as a showcase for locally GARAGELAND based bands, of whom Bennett and Redwood have gone onto greater things. Even though the events have always sold out the Splatch! nights were given a shot of adrenaline when signed bands were added to the bill. Splatch! nights, due to them being all-ages shows are usually wild and bands are shocked by the reception they get. The Splatch! night on 25 October features Scarfo, Garageland, Feline and Twister. Scarfo have recently toured with Placebo and their ‘Luxury plane Crash’ album has received great reviews. Feline are loud and raucous and fronted by an angry ballsy woman. Garageland have recently received XFM playlisting for the current ‘Nude Star’ single and their album and live shows are getting good reviews. Twister are unadulterated indie pop. Between the bands the Loft DJs play their mix of indie/alternative and indie dance records to keep the crowd on the up. Splatch! shows are all-ages events, so if you want to drink alcohol you will need ID. Remember this event will sell out, so don’t miss out. Tickets for Splatch! are £5 available from the Civic Hall Box Office and Heaven Sent Records.
Face it pal.. the van’s harder than you.
Hercules is born the son of Zeus, destined to be an immortal God. Hades, a brilliantly-James-Woodsvoiced Lord of the Underworld has other ideas. In an attempt to take over Mount Olympus, he renders Hercules mortal. However, not all of his godly powers are removed: he retains his incredible strength. He is trained to become a hero so that he can return to the lap of the Gods, until he meets up with curvy Meg and Hades again. The inevitable love and war scenario follows. You can easily call this classic Disney - all the right elements are there. The cuteness of the cute animals has just just gone into the premier league of ickyness - but you can’t help but melt when you see Pegasus, the winged horse asleep next to Hercules. The animation is great and the songs are all there. I can’t really fault the film. Just make sure you go sufficiently late at night, else you’ll be surrounded by screaming brats and that will easily knock 2 points off the score.
Win Tickets... Win Tickets... Win Tickets...Win
We have five pairs of tickets for this Splatch night up for grabs. Just Answer the question. Which country are Garageland from? Send your answer, along with your name, Union card number, email address and phone number to the Bare Facts office before Midday on Tuesday 21st Oct.
ake a classic tale, animate it, write a couple of upbeat songs for the soundtrack, introduce a gooily cute animal, market the whole package and merchandise it to death - Disney have done it again! And just like The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Hercules is bound to succeed. This is story-telling at its best. Yes, the Disney Magic oils the wheels, but these are already in motion due to the fact that the story would hold you on its own, without all the glam surrounding it.
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his week I’m going right back to basics with three quick, easy and cheap recipes – omelettes, pancakes and Spanish omelette. All of these recipes can be customised by adding your choice of fillings. Omelettes What you’ll need: Frying pan, mixing bowl/measuring jug, fork, wide blade knife, fish slice. Ingredients: 2-3 eggs, 1 teaspoon water per egg, salt and pepper (except for sweet omelettes), oil for frying, a filling. First prepare the filling of your choice, then break the eggs into the bowl or jugs, add the water, salt and pepper and beat well with a fork. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and carefully spread it out to the edges using the knife. The aim is to cover the pan evenly with the egg mixture. Cook for about one minute – the egg should be lightly cooked on the bottom and still a little runny on the top. Use the knife to loosen the sides of the omelette. Put the filling in the middle, then fold it over using the fish slice so you have a half-circle. Cook for a further minute, then remove carefully with the fish slice and eat immediately. Pancakes What you’ll need: Frying pan, mixing bowl, measuring jug, wide blade knife, fork. Ingredients: 4 heaped tablespoons plain flour, 1 egg, ½ pint milk, oil for frying. First prepare the filling, then put the flour into the mixing bowl. Add the egg and mix together with the fork.
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Gradually add the milk and beat into a smooth batter – this can take a few minutes and a bit of hard work! Heat the frying pan over a medium heat, and add a little oil. Pour a little batter into the pan, and tilt the pan to spread it evenly – you only need a thin covering. Fry, shaking occasionally to stop it sticking – it will only take a few moments. Use the wide blade knife to loosen the edges. Toss the pancake or, if you’re not feeling as adventurous, flip it with the knife. Fry for a few moments more until golden brown. Slide it out onto a plate, add your filling, then roll up or fold over to serve. Carry on using the pan to cook the rest of the pancakes, adding a little more oil after each couple. This amount of batter should make 6-8 pancakes. Omelette and Pancake fillings These are a few suggestions, feel free to come up with more weird and wonderful ones yourself. Savoury (best for omelettes) – grated cheese, chopped ham, mushrooms, bacon, tomato. Sweet (best for pancakes) – jam, lemon and sugar, chocolate spread, ice cream, honey. Spanish Omelette I learnt this one from two Spanish friends last year. It’s practically a meal in itself and can be eaten hot or cold (it will keep in the fridge for a day or so, and is perfect cut into slices for lunch). What you’ll need: Saucepan, colan-
der, potato peeler, sharp knife, chopping board, frying pan, mixing bowl/measuring jug, fork, spatula. Ingredients: two large potatoes, an onion, 3-4 eggs, 1 teaspoon water per egg, salt and pepper, pinch dried herbs, oil for frying. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1cm cubes. Boil them for about 7 minutes, until tender, and drain. Chop the onion. Break the eggs into the bowl or jug, add the water, salt, pepper and herbs and beat well with a fork. Heat the oil in the frying pan, add the onions and fry until soft. Add the potatoes and continue frying for a few minutes (the potato needs to be hot all the way through). Heat the grill and pour the egg mixture over the onion and potatoes. Don’t stir, but shake the pan every so often to stop it sticking. Cook for a couple of minutes – the top will still be runny. Place the frying pan under the grill for a minute until the top sets. Be careful when taking it out – the frying pan handle is probably very hot - use a tea towel to be on the safe side. Slide the omelette onto a plate, cut into slices and serve. For a bit of extra flavour, you can add some chopped vegetables (peppers or sweetcorn are good) and/or some chopped cooked meat just after the potatoes. Until next week, This week’s recipe is dedicated to Fernando who, last year, ensured that nobody on Wandle Level 3 ever remembered the taste of his omelettes as he served them with wine and vodka.
Dear Russ I know what job I’d like to do, how do I go about finding the employers who might consider me? Dear Derek There are a number of ways to do this. First of all, many of the bigger employers send us details about their graduate vacancies for next year. We record all of these in a Vacancy Bulletin which you can pick up in the Careers Service. You can also access this information through the University Home Page on the Internet. Just click on “Staff and Current Student” and you will find it under “Campus Life”. Wherever they exist, we’ve included ‘hot links’ to employer websites so you can get further information if you’d like. By the way, careers directories like Prospects 98 are another good place to look. The “What Next” file for your degree has a section at the end which lists most of the best sources of information. I must emphasise that most of the employers notifying us about their vacancies right now tend to be on the large side. It’s really a bit too early to apply to smaller employers since they tend to work on a shorter time-scale. A mail-shot which included your CV and a covering letter around March or April next year would probably receive a more positive response. You could also, by then, begin to use current vacancy lists such as the Vacancy Bulletin which we produce in the Careers Service. If the list of employers you eventually arrive at is too long, it may be necessary to narrow down your choice through some further research. The brochures which many employers produce are a good place to start and we have reference copies of most of these in the Careers Service. Finally, every year I see students who have failed to get job offers because they have only applied to employers who are “household names”. The competition for these is intense. By all means include them in your list, but consider whether it would also be in your interests to first research and then apply to a few which you’ve never heard of. They often have some great jobs on offer for which they simply don’t get enough applicants. Russ Clark
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (Week 7)
Tuesday 21st October - The Stress Management workshop is full but will be repeated next semester. For those signed up, it is in TB11 at 6pm. Wednesday 22 October and Saturday 25 October - COURSE REP TRAINING - All course reps should attend one of the sessions. Thursday 23 October - Proctor and Gamble are having a training day for people interested in finding out more about a career in sales/marketing. It will be between 10am and 4pm at their HQ in Weybridge but dependent on numbers, there may be transport from the University. It will cover areas like consumer research, business planning, marketing, promotions and advertising. Upcoming events include Meeting Skills, Exam Techniques/Revision Skills and Teamwork. For more details on any of these, contact Rodney Bates in the Educational Liaison Centre, Senate House or on ext. 3177.
Colin Hughes (Ringing Master)
more hours in the afternoon followed by a demonstration by some of the experienced ringers finshed the day off. The new recruits all did exceptionally well, besides cracking two stays (a part of a bell) and snapping a third clean off, learning in that single day what usually takes around three months and they are well placed to make rapid progress over the coming term. They are Hazel Monk, Heidi Mounsey, Doug Sinclair and Daniel Lock who are probably all now suitably embarrassed. The society meets Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. and anybody else who would like to come and have a go will be very welcome. Just turn up or contact myself via email (cep1ch). The bells ringing out from the Cathedral may well disturb many of you from your slumber on Sunday mornings but there is great enjoyment to be had from ‘doing the waking’.
e Change Ringing Society ad its’ first practice on aturday 4th October at St. Church, next to the ‘White pub. We started at 10.30 d it began by showing the cruits the bells mounted in of the tower followed by g them how to control a bell y. We had an extended lunch n the ‘White House’ which d a trip to the top of the where you have a good view centre of Guildford, but not e afraid of heights! A couple
Notices and Personals
Friday 17th October 1997
n Could the margerine, bread and carving knife thief from Uni Ct.57 n Fee - How is your Cyber Broom getting along? n Final years - You GOTTA fight (or be dragged?) for your right to PARTY! n First year girlies need a good RAMmin’flaps! n If your happy and you know it, and you really want to show it, clap your n It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. n I’ve heard that Compaq are much better than Time-as they even work n Kelly & James - Are you that scared of getting beat??? J & D n Lovestick (House 8), have you found a girlfriend/career yet? n “Next week we’ll be finding out if bats are really blind or are they justtaking the piss out of me?” n I LOVE YOU KERRY!!!!KS n I feel so bad! My cousin is going to marry Bart Simpson’s friend!!! I need a man now!!! ————>> n Dave ... SHAVE IT !!!!! n Foyzur Ullah...are you still here?? luv SOBs n Fraggle is now oficially OLD n Happy 22nd Richard, yer old bugger n hi to the Bloody Northerner from the bloody foreigner! n I love you with all my heart, chiquitilla... your chiquitillo n I want to play george!!!!!!! n John - Some people light in fine form. n Rob for Rep!! n Stevey Speedy! Not bad for your first time!! Love T xxx n Suz, wanna see my CD collection? n Tania - Still going to FNO this week? ... Wine at my place first?! Cory n Trout Boy?! n TYRONE SAMSONROY comment ca va mon petit canard ? n Um...sob’s and SOMs???????? n I want to find my Bartman: if you want a nice and caring girl leave a contact in next week’s BF.. n BUM SQUIRTING!! NUFFIN LIKE IT!! n Cecile sends her love to all those who know her. n Evilene and Mad Coe - i can’t cope without you! Sazza n Happy B-day Rich - Is it time to take rides in parks. n Has the fishy one moved to the RS? n Lolli, two in one day... very impresive n oliver, te apetece una copa danone?? n Paola, Congratulations. Please get in touch re. jumper. Tams n Quote of the month, “Bouncing is in my nature!” ...Antonia n Rob Bridgehouse-congrats on the course and luck at the weekend. n slagg off, criticize, pick on, rollock, missed you all, jump on n Spain are gonna win the World Cup!!!! n We’ll have less. n A ... Where is everybody?!!! Baaaaaa!! ... C n Double figures this weekend Lolli n If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first n Just when you thought the personals column was safe... n oscar - so did you find the mystery woman then? n RIP - Northern Exposure n The Burpham Burpers - who are they? n Watch out lads, it’s a falling cow. n please step forward. n Room 9 - Spank me again, big boy. n sometimes. But Mesh are still the best!! n This week I ‘ave been mostly eating freshers. n Peter, at last your dream came true - you got creamed on campus n Superman - shame you didn’t get Lois Lane. n Cucumber watch - has anyone eaten a defenceless cucumber? n H + C mum and dads => Great night! and what a lovely red bra....! n To Stevie B, the new romance with Cath eh? Kept that one a bit hush hush! BUT NOW WE KNOW!!! n Wanted - Singer/lyricist/front person, bass player, Drummer, to join guitarist in forming band. Must want to be better than Suade, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Verve. Contact Nick email ps71nw n J & R - the Avengers strike n “I’ve got a wet splurt between my legs” - to quote Mr G. n Ecko - did the Teletubbies get their Tubby toast this morning? n John & Neil - When’s the next cinema trip? love the mare chicks n Attention Cucumber thief loose in Cath Court n Nigle the hodgehedg has a new home n 10 more weeks to Christmas the panic begins n Alix = Did you enjoy your incestuous night => start as you mean to go on.!!! n M. Hope your room starts to defrost soon R. n PD thanks for helping raise loads of cash during RAG week. Roy & Q. n Foggi, it felt like your were singing to me last Tuesday. it was fantastic Love XXX. n Lost one half cucumber of great personal value. reward: See Andrew in 5B Cath Court n Leith’s and Mosimann’s spice = are you joining forces? Love from your Bazette, Ax n A.C. = A Cucumber (Andrew!) n What no sabbs in costume? n To Corinna: I hear you got beaten by Rob again. I hope he didn’t bruise you this time. n Is it really RAG week? I hadn’t noticed! n Snow in October, soon it will be getting violent again! n GAnG - anyone fancy a friend?
Canoe Club White Water Trip To Wales: 18/19th October. £5 deposits required now!! Mountaineering EGM Wednesday 29th October at 2.30pm at Campusport Climbing Wall Hong Kong Society AGM 31st October ‘97 6:00pm LTA Rifle Club AGM 30th October ‘97 17:00 Grant Mitchell Room Chess Club - we exist! Meet on Thursdays at 7pm in LTK, matches against locals, contact Dan (ee41de) or Pete (me41ps) Judo Club meet 2pm every Wednesday at campusport centre, everyone welcome from beginners to blackbelts Islamic Society AGM Tuesday October 21st at 7pm in Lecture Theatre A. Thai Society AGM Friday 24th October at 6pm in Lecture Theatre A International Tamil Society AGM Wednesday 22nd October at 6.30pm in LTA FOAS AGM Tuesday 28th October at 7pm in TB14 Unplugged AGM Tuesday 21st October at 7pm in Helen Rose Bar Green Society AGM Tuesday 21st October at 6.30 pm in TB 21 Lawsoc AGM 23rd October at 6:30pm in Grant Mitchell Room Electronic and Amateur Radio AGM Tuesday 21st October at 7.30pm in 9BB21 Duke of Edinburgh Society AGM Monday 27th October at 7pm in LTE Economics Society meeting Tuesday 30th October at 5pm in 4AO17 Science Fiction and Anime Society AGM Sunday 19th October at 2.30pm in LTA Bare Facts Editorial Board Meetings 6pm every Monday in the Office in Union House MetSoc AGM 21AB20 1pm 12th November ‘97 Karate Club AGM Monday 27th October 9:30pm Campusport Tap Room Photosoc AGM 28th October ‘97 Grant Mitchell Room 6pm Sailing Club AGM Week8 Thursday 30th October 6pm TB1 OSCAR Come to Oscar Film Society meetings. learn to project, pick nixt semester’s films! Everyone Welcome! Tuesdays 6pm LTH
Crossword No. 53
Across 1. A gripping appliance (5) 4. Instrument for injection (7) 8. Snow-shoe (3) 9. Too faint to be heard (9) 10. Modified (7) 11. To ward off (5) 13. Delicate (6) 15. Pungent condiment (6) 18. Kind of bear (5) 19. Bridged (7) 21. Adequately qualified (9) 23. Something to write with (3) 24. Sprinkled (7) 25. Spotless (5) Down A composition of eggs and milk (7) 2. Liveliness (9) 3. Produce with type (5) 4. Injures with hot water (6) 5. Diverge form the centre (7) 6. Part of pen (3) 7. Choose (5) 12. Costly (9) 14. A calamity (7) 16. Type of Indian (7) 17. To climb (6) 18. Strides (5) 20. Upper Room (5) 22. To spoil (3) Previous Solution Across: 1. tom-tom 5. marble 9. stolid 10. minted 11. gala 12. remember 14. deceit 16. gunned 19. rehearse 21. muff 22. exotic 23. ignore 24. tusker 25. mallett Down: 2. outface 3. tillage 4. moderator 6. alive 7. Bath bun 8. endured 13. magnesium 14. darkest 15. cahoots 17. nominal 18. enforce 20. anise
Compiled with great care and attention... mmmmmm..... by Jeff Blackham
University Sports Day
tournament favourites ‘Multiple Orgasms’ (made up of half the Uni First Team!) being far too cocky against ‘Special Technique’ and coming out with only a 0 - 0 draw, which were to prove the only points they dropped in the league stage. With Civ Eng not being able to emulate the rugby players success and ‘Special Technique’ never finding that little bit extra against ‘Multiple Orgasms’ again, it was they who fell at the end of the league stage. So the semi finals pitted “Dream Team Re-United” - a bunch of rugby players trying to portray themselves as footballers - against the 1st teamers of ‘Multiple Orgasms’ and the Afro Caribbean Society ‘The Foreigners’. After half time in the first semi with ‘Multiple Orgasms’ leading 6 - 1, there was what can only be described as an invasion by the entire 1st team rugby squad, trying to prevent any further embarrassment of the team. ‘Multiple Orgasms’ went on to win convincingly. In the other semi-final a last minute penalty decision allowed the Afro Caribbean Society an equaliser to take the game into extra time. In the end fitness showed and ‘The Foreigners’ ran out 4 - 2 winners. The Final was a dramatic affair with the talented ‘Multiple Orgasms’ appearing far too cocky. This was shown when against the run of play ‘The Foreigners’ took the lead. When ‘Multiple Orgasms’ equalised early in the second half it was expected to open the floodgates but instead ‘The Foreigners’ scored a dramatic second and managed to hold off for a surprising victory. Thanks to all those who took part and to those who helped out before and on the day. It was a great success and the weather thankfully stayed dry. We hope to make this an annual event and build it up into a really big event so those of you who came along - pass the word around for 1998!
Friday 17th October 1997
et’s set the scene. You’re seated in the rolling Surrey countryside. The sun is shining and there is a pleasant breeze. Suddenly this serene atmosphere is broken by the noise of whistles blowing and teams competing in what transpired to be a day full of fun and excitement with just a hint of surprise. Whilst the minimal but never-theless talented entrants for the netball and the rugby got under way, the football become more serious and closely contested. The netball was quickly decided in a close final between Bourne 4 and the Afro Caribbean Society, with the ACS eventually coming out on top. The rugby was a keener fought contest with the final being contested between the Afro Caribbean Society (again!) and a team cunningly containing a number of first team rugby players under the disguise of Civ Eng. In a one sided contest, Civ Eng came out on top showing some touches of what can only be described as “champagne rugby”. The football started with the pre-
he twenty or so departments/schools/units are ready for “the off” from next Monday 20th October. If you are interested in joining the light-hearted lunch time programme of sports and ballroom dance workshops and competitions, contact your departmental sports rep now. Most departments have at least one rep for each year and your departmental secretary should be able to inform you of
the contact addresses. Take part in mixed volley ball, team squash, 5-aside football (men’s & ladies), uni hoc, indoor cricket, mixed netball, ballroom dance and evening soccer. Most matches involve 10 - 15 minutes play each week and are FREE with a Campusport card or 50p ‘drop in’ fee.
PLEASE REMEMBER A CHANGE OF FOOTWEAR.
MIND & BODY FITNESS WORKSHOP
Saturday 18th October at the Sports Centre 10.00 - 4.00 p.m.
resented by Dr Clive Messenger (PhD) & Chantal Cooke A ONE DAY WORKSHOP designed to teach you the techniques for developing a healthier mind and body. Dietary and physical training principles, linked to
synergistic approaches for strengthening and recharging the mind. Includes a special session on understanding and dealing with stress. A complete, clear and informed approach to whole body fitness.
HEALTHY BODY + HEALTHY MIND = HAPPY HEART
England Vs. Italy - Riot Disaster
s we all know, England played extremely well against Italy last Saturday and managed to qualify for playing in the next World Cup, and this should please all of us immensely. However, the match could have been more of a success. On the continent, the authorities still think the worst when it comes to the English Football Fans. The recent match between England and Italy serves to highlight this problem. There was much violence on the part of the police, and many English fans felt that this was without just
he Five principles presented for both the mind and body are: DIET, STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, FLEXIBILITY, MIND. This is the first course of its kind
and offered to Surrey students for just £5. Numbers are limited so it is essential to book through the Sports Centre reception. Please dress comfortably as there will be practical sessions.
BALLROOM DANCING SOCIETY
cause. Sports minister Tony Banks went so far as to say that the police in Rome were “clubbing people indiscriminately” and the FA asserts that chaos at the stadium had been caused by ‘poor organisation’. Even the Prime Minister wants an explanation of the Italian Force’s heavy handed reaction to what were apparently minor upsets. The Italians, on the other hand, still insist on not explaining their actions. The President of the Italian
Olympic Committee believe that the English would be better off if they “just shut up”. Such comments really do not help when trying to answer important questions as “how will fans be compensated for unnecessary bullying?”, “when will English football fans lose their terrible reputations?”, and “will the police and fans learn anything from the event?” The solutions to these problems must be found to prevent football from being spoilt further.
nterested in learning the finer art of the Cha Cha, Jive or Waltz? We are trying to resurrect the Ballroom Dance Society which just a few years ago was one of the most popular clubs on campus. Anyone who would like to help with the committee, could teach, is simply
interested in learning or would like to take part in competitions - please come to the University Hall on WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER AT 7.30 P.M. for a meeting and a “come and try” Ballroom Dancing evening.
EVENING AEROBICS IN THE UNIVERSITY HALL
reminder that all evening classes (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) will take place at 6.30 p.m. while the Open University Examinations are taking place. The programme
will revert to normal from Monday 27th October.
Thank you to the students Natasha and Laura who have volunteered to move chairs with the Hall attendant.
Friday 17th October 1997 n
Dickies Cheesy Column
Throwing Yourself Down a Hill on Two Planks of Wood
ver see yourself flying Eddie the Eagle Style down the side of a mountain surrounded by picturesque alpine scenery? No well neither had I until earlier this year. That was before me and a number of other Surrey Students signed up at Campusport for a dry slope skiing course. Our first lesson arrived on a dull and drizzly Monday evening after a hard day of lectures. We descended on Bishop Reindorp Ski School and were greeted by our cheery instructor, James Harrison. No-one in the group had much skiing experience, so we started with the basics on the nursery slope. After scooting round on one ski for a quarter of an hour, we had the privilege of two skis. Very tentative though we were, we progressed half way up the nursery slope and rejoiced when we made it to the bottom still standing. By our third lesson we were on the
Dickie’s ego boost
ere I am, writing live from Brussels on the morning after the night before. Feeling like shit. I am here for a wedding. Unfortunately, I missed most of the speeches due to the small matter of having to run to the car to listen to the last 20 minutes of the football. I am sure that most of you will have followed the game in some way. But how many of you could not really hear the radio properly making the commentary incomprehensible? One second Wright was hitting the post; the next Vieri had just missed his header. All I heard was “And Wright must score........ and Vieri. OH, how did he miss that?” Out in Brussels afterwards, in an American bar, where the Welsh football team turned afterwards after just having taken a hammering at the hands of Belgium. The boys were serving people behing the bar and singing Karoke: no real gossip, except that they were shit at doing that as well. Since I have started writing this column, British sportsmen have been incredible. Naseem with another easy win; Greg in the
top 4; even the Scottish managed to qualify for the world cup. Fancy the Welsh to ruin that! Ranked about 80 in the world behind teams like Moldova! Even Portsmouth would start as favorites against them. On Wednesday, week 7, Silly Night will present the Drag Disco. Either Cross dress or wear your panties/nickers etc... on the outside. There are minibuses to take you into town afterwards (only for those still standing) but if you decide to walk, please be quiet on the way to and back from the Club. Cazza and I are going to be starting a results service in these pages. Local radio is also interested in hearing them. Please will all clubs who play fixtures make sure that they give me the results- via e-mail (email@example.com) or my pigeonhole in the union. This is a service for all you clubs, but we need your help to do it.
promote cycling and walking as alternative forms of transport. The Road Traffic Reduction (UK Targets) Bill would mean a 20% cut in carbon dioxide by 2005 to help reduce climate change. Last August, Britain suffered the worst summertime smog of the year, ozone levels exceeded government health regulations at 84% of its air monitoring stations. A Friends of the Earth report showed that the government have time and time again been ‘economical with the truth’, the air quality in this country exceeds regulations on a regular basis. Reducing traffic on our roads would be a first step in the right direction to improve air quality. The argument that we can solve traffic congestion by building more roads is long out of date, new roads produce more traffic, so this is where the Road Traffic Reduction (UK Targets) Bill comes in. Many of us rely on the car. Without it most of us would not have been able to move to Guildford, but surely it is clear to see that there are too many cars on the roads of Britain. Just look at Guildford on a Saturday, traffic comes at you from all directions, each one letting out fumes from exhausts and engines. The only thing you can hear at 8am on a Monday - Friday is the constant drone of the A3 (even after an expensive resurfacing programme to minimise noise levels) , car after car after car, and it’s making us sick. At the Fuming Mad Rally, a number of speakers from different political and environmental backgrounds called for an end to our reliance on the motor car and for alternative transport to be used more. Hundreds of cyclists then proceeded to cycle around Trafalgar Square as part of one of the biggest and best critical masses this country has ever seen. It didn’t take long to show just one way in which the car can make us sick. A BMW driver lost his (obvious) cool and ploughed into the back of a cyclist, causing criminal damage under the 1994 Criminal Justice Act. His manner and attitude suggested that he was suffering from ‘road rage’, a disease caused by the car and traffic, nothing else, put that alongside the countless asthma sufferers, the many families whose lifestyles are ruined by road and traffic accidents, its impact on climate change and we are half way to realising the scale of the problem.
main slope and cooking on gas as it were. No broken bones so far, but with three consecutive rainy and windy Mondays we were a little weathered to say the least. The snow plough however was now as natural as falling off a log - or is it off a ski lift?!! The fourth and final lesson arrived but we were hooked, so we signed up for more. Now, 9 months later, I’m still making the weekly trip to the ski school for a lesson, even though looking James in the eye has been a little difficult ever since my skis took a fancy to a traffic cone and sent me in the opposite direction to my trousers! (er ? -ed) Watch out though, once you’re hooked, the only thing you’ll be doing is persuading your parents that spending your student loan on a skiing holiday is a must and will improve your chances of that first class degree they’re dreaming of. If you’re interested in skiing and
want to give it a go, pop down to Campusport and sign up for one of the two four week courses they are running. They start on Monday 20th October and Monday 11th November and will cost you £15. Taking place at Bishop Reindorp Ski School on Larch Avenue, Guildford they’re a great way to try something new or brush up on old techniques. If you can’t make it to one of these courses, you can always arrange some lessons independently by calling the ski school on 01483 504988. One final piece of advice in case you do decide to take up this course - if your ski instructor gives you a rose, smile sweetly and say thank you very much. You can never tell it may lead to bigger and better things - an all expenses paid ski holiday for example!!
MOTOR CLUB REVS UP!
alling all stuThe motor club Duncan H d e n t AGM is at 6pm on Wednesday motorists and motorsport fans, the university the 15th of October in the Grant now has a motor club! The Mitchel room, so if you are remoteUniversity of Surrey Motor Club ly interested in cars be there! We aims to cater for anyone who has an need to elect a committee and get interest in cars and motorsport, with your views on what you’d like to the objectives of promoting motor- do. From custom cars to caravansport and facilitating student motor- ning.... Banger racing to Formula one. Come along, join up and tell us ing. You don’t even need to have a car! what you want! We are planning all sorts of trips If you are interested, then either turn and social events including race up to the AGM or Email me on days, a visit to the motor show and ee63dh perhaps even factory visits and C-Ya there! curry evenings! We are also hoping to approach some local companies for club discounts on car parts, insurance etc., so watch this space.....
illions of people in this country have asthma, it is a horrid illness that has slowly transformed into one of the most common chronic diseases in the developed world. A common cause of asthma is from car fumes, in fact, the car and the fumes it produces are killing us all, slowly, painfully and sooner than we expect. Last month five thousand people from all over the country descended on one of Britain’s busiest roads, Trafalgar Square, to protest about cars, the fumes they produce, and the amount of roads this country has. These people were ‘Fuming Mad’, and they were here to let London know it. The reason for this protest was to call for the present Labour Government to pass the proposed Road Traffic Reduction (UK Targets) Bill, which as promised in the Blair manifesto would require the Government to cut traffic levels by 10% on 1990 levels by the year 2010. The bill calls for a decrease in lorries on our roads and a corresponding increase in the amount of freight that is transported by rail, as it is quicker, cheaper and cleaner. The Fuming Mad Rally also demanded that public transport be boosted and that the government
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