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Back To Brass Tacks: Punk Rock 1977

For those of you who were either too young at the time, or didn’t live in the UK, or both, and have had difficulty understanding the enormous cultural/generation gap I...
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The view from the Inn the next morning...

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 4

Number 2) Running the Peak District Part of the fun of travel for me is the opportunity to run somewhere new. I’ve seen so much of so many cities and...
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Paul Hanley, Si Wolstencroft, Dave Simpson and Steve Hanley discuss The Fall.

Louder Than Words: Telling Stories

Between November 15 and 17, I participated in the inaugural Louder Than Words festival in Manchester. An outgrowth of the popular website Louder Than War, the Festival billed itself as...
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Crystal Palace at Wembley: My eye-witness account

I didn’t make it over to London for ‘the £120m game,‘ Crystal Palace’s play-off Final against Watford that saw my beloved Eagles gain promotion to the Premier League. But I...
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The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies

Since moving upstate in 2005 I have tried desperately hard to become a better person. In the nature of the Woodstock environment, I have taken up zazen at the local...
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Summer Hitlist 1: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Since the end of World War II and the Decline of Empire, Great Britain has been suffering from a severe identity crisis, a seemingly relentless and fruitless search for self...
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Boston via Britain 2 – I heart Fell Running

For all that I enjoy road running, I much prefer running on trails. There’s more variety of surface, which is better for the feet (less repetitive stress), typically a greater...
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Boston via Britain, Or… Running Back Home

This coming Monday, April 16, I will be running the Boston Marathon, for the second time (in three years). It’s an honour and a privilege to be doing so, albeit...
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