The minister said they were not set up for the level of interest it generated and there were concerns about “safety, parking capacity and licensing implications”.
He said: “We were going to do one or two events, a barbeque, a Quidditch match.
“One of the local cafes would decorate themselves as one of the houses in Hogsmead ,where Harry Potter and his friends used to meet, and we would create Butter Beer.
“It was very small scale but it didn’t end up being like that.”
Adding embedded Facebook feeds
Firstly, this can only be done with public facebook pages and not with personal profile pages. If the page has friends then it is a personal page. If it can be liked then it is not and can be embedded
The cricket theme includes the support code to embed facebook feeds as described on the facebook website
To add or change a Facebook feed, copy the URL into the form, click ‘Get Code’ and copy the contents of the second box into the webpage when editing in text mode (tab on top right of editor). I suggest a width of 500px and a height of 1000px. The website theme has already been configured with the necessary code from the first of the two boxes that are shown on clicking ‘get code’.
The facebook feed can end up being rather long so setting the maximum feed length to something like 700px is also worth considering.
PIans to give English cities powers over housing, transport, planning and policing will be set out in George Osborne’s first post-election speech
Plans to give English cities powers over housing, transport, planning and policing will be set out in George Osborne’s first post-election speech.
Greater Manchester – which will elect a mayor in two years and take on such powers – should become a blueprint for other large cities, he will say.
A Cities Devolution Bill will be in the Queen’s Speech later this month.
Labour said the government’s “piecemeal approach” would have implications for many areas.
BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the chancellor hoped the move would “reignite” areas such as Manchester, not just economically but also to renew a sense of civic pride.
But it is also designed to “wrong foot” Labour in their northern heartlands, and to “re-present” the Tories in the north where they have traditionally been “on the back foot”, he added.