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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our August 14 edition

PUBLISHED: 12:25 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:18 07 September 2010

Until a few years ago the government was funding everything we did. Then they decided to focus on 16-19 education and cut everything else, so it is hard for everyone at the moment, especially in college education. Fay Naylor, who is retiring after 17 and

Until a few years ago the government was funding everything we did. Then they decided to focus on 16-19 education and cut everything else, so it is hard for everyone at the moment, especially in college education.

Fay Naylor, who is retiring after 17 and a half years at the helm of Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute, has seen many changes in that time, not all of them for the better.

I would die for a bowl of cereal with milk. Apparently the Chinese think the British smell of dairy products although no-one has actually said that to me. I would love some milk and cheese though.

Despite being in China during the Olympics, student Naomi Morris is still having home cravings from abroad.

Hampstead Theatre has a nice aesthetic about it but the Royal Free [Hospital] looks like a great NCP car park.

Singer Sam Obernik on the good and the ugly around Hampstead.

PC McGann: What do they exchange their partners for? Bridge, perhaps? Or dominoes? Answer: If you're an adult, you know what they swop for.

Exchange between a policeman and club owner Douglas Ifedha during a Camden Council licensing hearing, concerning the goings-on at 'bar and chill-out club', the Soho Beach House.

Guy showed them music isn't just about singing but about producing, and business too. It was fantastic to watch them in action. Guy got a lot out of it too. He's their idol now.

Nathaniel Levy, whose teenage brother was stabbed to death in 2004, praises the work songwriter Guy Chambers is doing by mentoring teenagers in his home studio.

If we had not had any urgency to get on with it we would not be in the muddle we are in. Dr Wakefield was a man in a hurry.

Professor John Walker-Smith giving evidence at the GMC hearing into controversial MMR research.


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