I live in Islington, and years ago I saw a UFO while sunbathing on Parliament Hill, so I wish I'd seen the spectacular light-show over Archway last Thursday evening. The Islington Gazette has the story. What with this and other recent stories from America of similar sightings, the conventional wisdom that UFOs were a late 20th-century phenomenon seems to be proving premature.
Genetically I'm a Liverpudlian; footballistically I'm a Gooner; viscerally, I'm anti-Dubai and all it stands for. I've written before about my unhappiness at Arsenal FC's sponsorship deals with the Israeli government ("ThinkEilat.com"; don't think about Eilat's recent suicide bombing) and with Emirates Airline. Although more Blue than Red, I have a soft spot for both Liverpool clubs, so was perturbed when the Maktoum family showed an interest in LFC, and was thus relieved when they pulled out of the deal. But now, according to The People, the al-Maktoums have turned their attention back to Arsenal. "ARSENAL are the target of a £450million take-over bid from Sheikh Mohammed. The world's fifth-richest man is said to have earmarked Gunners after being snubbed by Liverpool this week in favour of American investment." [Via Arseblog]