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Summer Wine Trip

One of my favourite T.V. series is Last of the Summer Wine (LOTSW), which ran for a record 37 years between 1973 and 2010. It is set in the picturesque streets and surroundings of the Yorkshire village of Holmfirth. At … Continue reading

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Clapping for Carers Goes Deep

Every Thursday people in the UK come to their doors at exactly 8pm, armed with pots and pans. We clap, cheer and make some noise as we thank our NHS workers, which includes everyone from doctors, nurses, paramedics, admin staff, … Continue reading

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Completely Isolated

When I had to travel to Durham to pay in a cheque earlier this week, the final pay cheque from the job I left last month, the place was almost deserted due to the social isolation strategy now in place … Continue reading

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7.43am to Newark North Gate

Sometimes I face the 2 hour 45 minute journey to Lincoln in the car and look forward to it. Just join the A1 and head south, going left at the A1(M) to M1 split and then turn off at the … Continue reading

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Why It’s Time For PR

Proportional Representation (PR) is the electoral system in which parties gain seats in direct proportion to the number of votes they receive. Perhaps beleaguered by the endless political discourse and the voracity of anti-political sentiment that dominates conversations, the media … Continue reading

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Facts Matter Less Than Opinion

Politicians are always challenged about their integrity. In the live TV debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson, one of whom will be our next Prime Minister, whether they can be trusted by the country was a key question. Worryingly … Continue reading

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What Wealth Really Means

When a sportsman hits the age of 30 journalists begin to ask about their plans for retirement. Tennis star Roger Federer has had interviews peppered with similar questions for nearly 10 years now. Multiple Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading

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Brexit is the Sickness, Not The Cure

Is anyone else completely sick and tired of Brexit? I know I am. Even the word itself didn’t exist until 2016 and perhaps the biggest mistake was the failure of the person who coined the phrase not to protect it. … Continue reading

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