Daily Archives: Monday, 7th Jun 2010

Torchwood is Coming Back!

Well, it’s been muttered about, rumoured, and the shy, quiet and retiring John Barrowman[1] has been known to say something about it, but it’s now been officially announced.

There is to be a new, ten part series of Torchwood, made as a co-production by BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US TV network Starz Entertainment. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will be the stars and  Russell T Davies is leading the writing team.

As the Cardiff base of Torchwood was ever so slightly destroyed in Children of Earth, it seems the new series will be set in a variety of locations.

Get the full story from the official site.

All I have to say about this news is:

Woo! Hoo! :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

[1] We have to say that about him. It’s an old charter, or something

Weight and Stuff Report – 7 June 2010

Down just a teeny bit today.

Your picture for Monday is a detail of the Pierhead Building at Cardiff Bay:

Pierhead Clock

Pierhead Clock

There’s a load of intricate detail in the brickwork that can barely be seen from the ground. I presume it was put there for the benefit of the birds.

Stoned chips?

I spotted this in Eldon Square today. For the benefit of those not familiar with Newcastle’s shopping centre, it helps to know that one of the malls is called High Friars. This is a reference to one of the friaries that existed in Newcastle in the past. The “High” bit may be because it’s on the upper level of the centre, but don’t quote me on that one.

Had your chips?

Had your chips?

It would seem that somebody thought it had something to do with making chips…

Best bit: the unintentional comedy is labelled “Priceless” already. :smile:

I always thought it was a rubbish idea

Well, well, well. It’s quite disturbing, really. This new ConDemNation[1] government is persisting in not being too annoying so far:

The government is scrapping “bin tax” plans that would charge households for the amount of rubbish they throw away.

Instead ministers want councils in England to reward people for recycling more waste.

The original plan involved putting some kind of identification device in bins (RFID, or some such, probably) and weighing how much rubbish everyone disposed of. Anyone deemed to be throwing too much away would have been fined. Apparently the notion that people might dump their rubbish in any convenient place, or well, in their neighbour’s bin didn’t occur to whichever twit came up with the idea in the first place…

via BBC News – ‘Bin tax’ proposal to be scrapped by government.

[1] Can’t recall where I saw that first, but it seems to be catching on.