Wednesday, August 08, 2007

News Flange, August 8

  • Eric Irons died at the weekend, and by reading this link, you can see that he was proper. I went to school with one of his lads, but I never met him, which was a shame. One of the great things about Nottingham is that it's not prone to the usual racist rammell that other cities I could mention are bogged down with - and we have people like Eric Irons to thank for that.

  • Looks like the old Cuba Libre venue will be under new management very soon, and I'm looking forward immensely to another bar opening in town that will be either vibrant, or eclectic, or possibly both. Oh, hang on, it'll be around the Square, so it's bound to be wank.

  • Don't you hate it when you realise that somewhere decent in town is actually part of a faceless corporate chain? Turns out that there's loads of Loch Fynes around the country, and they've been bought up by Greene King. You'll be telling me the Fish Man who goes up Mansfield Road has franchises across the world, next.

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