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Estate Sale

The Sale of Your Life: why Americans love estate sales

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Sale of Your Life: why Americans love estate sales

On the sunniest days in Southern California, my mind takes me to the dark underbelly of Victorian England conjured up in one of the most chilling scenes in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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The Statue of Liberty

“The land of the free locks up people at an alarming rate, especially black people.” US justice on trial

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on “The land of the free locks up people at an alarming rate, especially black people.” US justice on trial

The pitiful-looking guy who kept talking to himself seemed like he was mentally ill, or an addict. He was facing a charge for second-degree robbery. He was not the only one on trial.

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GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

ginnel; ˈɡɪn(ə)l/
noun; Northern English
a narrow passage between buildings; an alley

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God Save The Queen: how the US views the monarchy

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on God Save The Queen: how the US views the monarchy

The other day I fell into a random conversation, the way that we Northerners often do, with two fellow commuters on a Los Angeles train.

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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Bicycle seat, image by chris payne

A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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The Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty is no Liberal

March 11, 2017 Comments Off on Lady Liberty is no Liberal

I nearly missed seeing the Statue of Liberty from the deck of the QE2 while cruising into New York harbour years ago.

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London, image by Isabel Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: seeking peace in the big city

There are certain things I wish I’d known before I started university.

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Chips 'n' Gravy blog by Bella Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

New Year’s resolutions for the students among us are made, not in January as you’d expect, but in September. 

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