From the Old Testament prophet Micah, written about 900 years before Christ.
And, of course, the name "Bethlehem" means "House of Bread"
"For the bread that God gives is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. and I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them.
From John's Gospel
Only the Stagecoach Megabus stop looked decidedly dodgy; as if the service no longer runs. It's not easy to check either as Megabus don't seem to want to show you their timetables on-line and there was nothing useful at the stop.
There was even a plan of the stands.
But, these on-going moans about information aside, the chubby one was impressed with the way in which First and their Portsmothian customers seem to have coped with the biggest change in the City's transport history. With one notable exception.
Route 0! This is a very "clever" way of joining together various bits and pieces of the less frequent bus network into one big circular. But the use of one route number for "both ways round" (whether it's 0 or 56 point 5) is clearly a cleverness too far. The printed timetable is well-nigh incomprehensible and on fbb's full round trip it was clear that many customers were baffled. fbb has already suggested a rewrite of the timetable (read again) and something more helpful needs to be done at North End where the buses with the same number go different ways round the loop in one direction and to two separate destinations in the other.
Nevertheless at least 8 out of ten for First and their partners. A total network change is, as Sir Humphrey Appleby used to say to Jim Hacker ...
It is a pity that the Hampshire people can't quite get their numbers in the right order.