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“Journeys around Britain by bus and train.”
13 hours ago
A community bus success story
Tuesday 21st March 2023 It’s not often a locally based community led climate action campaigning group puts its money where its mouth is and starts up a brand new route to encourage motorists to leave …
By BusAndTrainUser, 1,464 words
Average 1,397 words.
“Britain's leading Conservative blog for news, comment, analysis and campaigns, edited by Paul Goodman.”
By Paul Goodman, et al.
3 hours ago
Jackie Doyle-Price: It’s time to bring abortion law up-to-date and bring it into the NHS mainstream
Jackie Doyle-Price is a former Health Minister and Industry Minister, and is MP for Thurrock. I used my speech on International Women’s day to address a subject of great contention, that of abortion law. Abortion …
By Jackie Doyle-Price MP, 761 words
Average 614 words.
East of Elveden
“Hidden places, secret histories and unsung geography from the east of England and beyond.”
By Laurence Mitchell.
3 months ago
A midwinter walk – Horsenden Hill to Harrow-on-the-Hill
In the past I have chosen a rural walk to celebrate the turning of the year; this year though, I have opted for something more urban. Together with my friend, Nigel Roberts, I continued along …
By East of Elveden, 74 words
Average 65 words.
The Hazel Tree
“by Jo Woolf.”
3 days ago
The gentleness of willow
In early spring, when the trees are still bare, the sight of willow catkins lifts my heart
Average 17 words.
Hi, I'm Heather Burns – Blog
“at home in the world.”
a week ago
All data is health data.
In a world where people are targeted for who they are, any data you collect can and will be used against them.
By Heather Burns, 27 words
Average 27 words.
The history of Witham, Essex
“Some Research by Janet Gyford.”
a month ago
Rowley’s Rooms, the Grove Hall, and the East family
____________________________________ This photo is dated 1957-60 and was taken by John Scott-Mason. The tall gabled building set back, right of the chimney, is the former Rowleys Rooms which became the Grove Hall. Some of my …
By Janet Gyford, 1,360 words
Average 4,564 words.
Lancashire Past – Lancashire History Website and Blog
“Lancashire History Website and Blog.”
By Adrian Bowden, R Bowden.
3 days ago
A History of Arnside Tower
Arnside Tower stands astride a natural limestone knoll, with the sea protecting it on one side and marshes on the other. It overlooks the important sand route from Hest Bank to Kents Bank. When exactly …
By Lancashirepast.com, 61 words
Average 61 words.
The Law and Policy Blog
“Independent commentary on law and policy from a liberal constitutionalist and critical perspective.”
By David Allen Green.
a day ago
Ten thousand greased piglets
20th March 2023 This may be quite the moment for the interplay of politics and process. We have this week the former prime minister Boris Johnson facing detailed questions before the privileges committee. We also …
By David Allen Green, 516 words
Average 531 words.
Literary Britain – Blog
“Travels through the literary landscape: a guide to places of literary interest in the British Isles and beyond.”
a month ago
Lichfield is a pleasant little midlands town. In fact, I’ve liked all the little towns I’ve visited in this part of the world. There is some grubby, late 20th Century development of course, but pre-victorian …
By Literary Britain, 959 words
Average 1,417 words.
The New English Landscape
“For more than a decade we have documented the changing landscape and coastline of Essex and East Anglia, particularly its estuaries, islands and urban edgelands.”
By Jason Orton, Ken Worpole.
2 weeks ago
Dig Where You Stand ‘The Threepenny Doctor’: Doctor Jelley of Hackney
In 1973 I was involved in an oral history project in Hackney organised under the title, ‘A People’s Autobiography of Hackney’. We put notices in the local newspaper and sent leaflets to tenants’ associations in …
By thenewenglishlandscape, 1,401 words
Average 896 words.
POST | Aberdeen's People | Aberdeen's Community | Aberdeen's Culture
“A window into our city and it’s community. Not just the weather, the news, but the stories of people from within our communities.”
2 days ago
Lynx seal League Championship with seconds to go
Aberdeen Lynx won the SNL League Championship in the last ten seconds of their match with Edinburgh Capitals. The post Lynx seal League Championship with seconds to go appeared first on POST Aberdeen | Events …
By Chris Sansbury, 47 words
Average 48 words.
Round the Island
“Walking round the coast of Mainland Britain.”
6 days ago
399. Ardtornish to Ardtornish Bay
August 2021 Today it was decision time. I had to make up my mind what route I was going to follow going east from Ardtornish. It was more complicated than you might think. The most …
Average 2,591 words.
round the rails we go
“capturing Britain's railways, one station at a time.”
By Scott Willison.
3 weeks ago
Enter The Gap
This is a warning.If you come to this blog for railway-related reasons, this is about as good as it gets. I went to Long Buckby station and, because it is miles from anywhere, I didn't …
By Scott Willison, 3,126 words
Average 1,738 words.
Ruth's Coastal Walk (UK)
“Coastalwalker.co.uk - walking around the British coastline, very SLOWLY.”
By Ruth Livingstone.
4 days ago
485 Newton to Loch Duartbeg
Road-walking through empty landscape and a panic when I think I've lost my van. Continue reading →
By Ruth Livingstone, 22 words
Average 18 words.
“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum.”
By Richard Littler.
9 months ago
Bad Kingdom (1972)
In 1972, the government drew up plans to construct a deportation facility off the coast of Ireland that could house as many as 70 million people - the entire population of the UK, if need …
By Scarfolk Council, 185 words
Average 70 words.
Shapers of the 80s
“British youth culture at its finest.”
By David Johnson.
3 weeks ago
2023➤ Kemp Bros keep tongues firmly in their cheeks
❚ THREE YEARS AGO the critics divided over a TV “mockumentary” about Spandau Ballet’s Kemp brothers, which Martin summed up as “French and Saunders do Gary and Martin Kemp”. Gary added: “Our traits, but highlighted”. …
Average 55 words.
“Conversation, politics and stray insights.”
By Mick Fealty, David McCann, Brian Walker, et al.
6 hours ago
An anatomy of the success of Irish Rugby: “Spread out, but stick together…”
Sam McBride’s opening paragraph on Sunday captures something that is both puzzling and miraculous about Ireland’s commanding win over England (forty fifty years after England came to Dublin in the teeth of the worst days …
By Mick Fealty, 885 words
Average 624 words.
A Suffolk Lane
“A diary of my life in rural north Suffolk.”
By Clare Pooley.
a year ago
Walks With Elinor – Hen Reedbeds
Elinor and I took this walk nearly ten months ago, a week after the walk I featured in my last post. I hadn’t been at all well after my second Covid vaccine which I had …
By Clare Pooley, 627 words
Average 946 words.
UK Free Parties and Free Festivals 1988-1994
a week ago
4th August 1990: People From Pepperbox Free Party on Pepperbox Hill, Wiltshire
David Stooke wrote us an email about this first Pepperbox party (there seem to have been others prior to this but the series of three parties that David drew the flyers for are the ones …
By freepartypeople, 848 words
Average 612 words.
Unofficial Britain – Britain uncovered
“A new book by Gareth E. Rees, published by Elliott & Thompson.”
4 days ago
A Journey Through The Ancient Commons of the Bristol Ring Road
LOCATION: Bristol, England WORDS & PICTURES: Andy Thatcher Eastern Bristol is speckled with commons. Go way, way back and this whole area was part of the Kingswood Forest, a royal Anglo Saxon hunting forest. This …
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