Fancy a trip along the entire length of the Danube? It’s probably many people’s dream journey, especially if it could be done on a comfortable cruise ship. But now you don’t have to go to all that expense. All you need is a nice armchair and Andrew Beattie will gently guide you down one of Europe’s longest rivers. Needless to say, you miss the direct experience but that’s partially compensated by the numerous experiences of others, whose eyewitness accounts Beattie freely draws on.
After seven years of research and writing and a Hungarian translation, Bryan Cartledge’s excellent introduction to the history of Hungary is back in print in English. “I began this book in order to satisfy my own curiosity about Hungary’s past”, he says, and the fresh edition this year should help to satisfy other people’s curiosity about the country and the region’s history.
The British-owned football team of Hungary’s most popular sports club FTC may be bought back by the association, FTC president Gábor Kubatov announced last Wednesday.
After a hapless 0-4 home loss to World Cup runner-up Holland on 25 March, the Hungarian national team went some way to regaining the support of its fans at the sixth game of the Euro2012 qualifiers in Amsterdam last Tuesday.
It used to be said that British television was the best in the world. There was justification for that – but no longer. Raymond Fitzwalter explains why.What made British TV great wasn’t that it was British but that it was diverse and had high standards. The result was good quality programming which included top-class news, current affairs and documentaries, as well as impressive dramas with a wide appeal. The roots of this didn’t essentially lie with the BBC, despite all the hype (sometimes justified) which has surrounded that institution. Paradoxically it was the introduction of commercial television in Britain (ITV) in the mid-1950s that brought a fresh wave of thinking to the industry, challenging the stuffiness of the BBC and its close connections with the political establishment.
When the news broke about the recent events in Japan, involving an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear crisis, it immediately hit the headlines across the world. In the process it replaced what had been the top international news story for many days – Libya.
Secular state schools are likely to lose ground because numerous municipalities are turning to churches to save their educational institutions from falling apart, the left-leaning daily Népszabadság said in an article last Monday. Over the past few months dozens of communities have expressed interest in transferring municipally managed schools to various churches, the paper said. In some cases only a few inquiring phone calls have been made so far but in some cases written documentation is awaiting the decision of the town council.
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