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Signs of the Times 2: Hornsea Present

Or, as Morrissey called it, The Seaside Town They Forgot To Close Down. For some reason (apparently the fish and chips), we keep going back there. While I was in...
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Signs of the Times 1: Yorkshire Past

Just back from two lovely weeks in the UK. (Lovely apart from the weather which, even by the standards of my childhood, was particularly wet and windy. Fortunately I went...
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Captions of the Week

The Guardian seems to have some legal fear of using the word “arrest.” These are the captions they used in a story about the, um, Final Piss-Up on the London...
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Who’s Been Reading Porno?

Seriously, this story reads like a scene straight out of Irvine Welsh’s return-to-Trainspotting novel, Porno,. except that there appear to be two Begbies committing mayhem. And it’s set in Edinburgh,...
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European Report #6: Round(about the)Houses and Online Concerts

Back where this whole European trip thingy got going for me, at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. The famed North London theatre and live venue, after suffering through years of...
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European Report #5: Comedy Calls

It’s not often I spend a late Friday night indoors by the TV, especially in the UK. But such was the case in Beverley, when we found ourselves home from...
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European Report #4: Wine and Dine

The UK continues to disprove its former international reputation for the worst food in the world. Or, to put it this way, good places to eat are no longer so...
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European Report #3: Beautiful Beverley

I’ve written it before and I’ll write it again: Beverley, the East Yorkshire town where I was born, must be one of the loveliest places in England. After previous visits...
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