A hot, sticky and royally slow news day

From the ever deferential BBC (when it comes to matters royal)… “Duchess in labour as world awaits” That nice Mr Miliband must be thrilled to bits. Still, though, the headline is a bit much, however one chooses to read it. What will we get when the royal foetus emerges from betwixt the royally stirrupped legs? […]

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On the NUJ and town hall pravdas

The following is a comment posted following an article in the Press Gazette concerning the National Union of Journalists “defence” of council-run newspapers. My comment first went into a moderation queue, then appeared briefly, following which it disappeared without trace. “I have no problem with our union representing both journalists and PRs, but journalism and […]

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Verily, the (royal) silly season it hath already begun

Leicester medical historian Elizabeth Hurren podcasts astrologically on the impending addition to the House of Windsor-Saxe-Coburg-und-Gotha. I refer to the diminutive Englander who is in no hurry to make an appearance, and is likely waiting until the current heat wave has passed. It’s all written in the stars. Apparently.

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A “poignant” tribute to a dead cyclist

Tuesday’s London Cycling Campaign-organised protest ride in Holborn features today in the London Evening Standard. And we now have a name for the cyclist killed on Monday morning. He was Alan Neve, 54, who worked in music publishing. Since the Evening Standard story went up this morning, references to “hundreds” of cyclists have been changed […]

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Holborn cyclist death brings call for mass protest

Following the death in Holborn, central London this morning of a cycling commuter, the London Cycling Campaign has called for a protest ride tomorrow evening, Tuesday 16 July 2013. This will be the second mass protest in as many weeks. The first followed the death of French student Philippine de Gerin-Ricard on a Boris Bike […]

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Aged licence

The card sent to me by my growing old disgracefully mother for my 49th birthday today carries the following gem of a quote from “Molly, aged 6”… “Getting older is fun, it means you don’t have to do what you’re told.” Would that this were true. Authority and subversion aside, what I really resent is […]

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Cycle ride: Greenwich feeder for Dunwich Dynamo XXI

Where: Greenwich feeder for Dunwich Dynamo XXI When: Saturday 20 July 2013 Meet: 18:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) We are now but 10 days away from the Dunwich Dynamo nighttime ride from London to the Suffolk coast. Last year I led a southeast London feeder to the Dynamo […]

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Zionist wit makes opportunistic standfirst of the year

Here’s a press release title that caught my eye this morning… “Egyptian Leader Makes Surprise Appearance At Archaeological Dig In Israel” What, Morsi has escaped from military captivity and fled to the protection of his Zionist masters? It’s enough to have a certain class of commentator spontaneously combust. Which is good. Such infantile political fantasies […]

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Cycle ride: Dr Hoo’s pre-Dunwich Burn

What: Dr Hoo’s pre-Dunwich Burn When: Saturday 13 July 2013 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW NB: Early start time – 08:00!! This coming weekend is the final one before the Dunwich Dynamo, and I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve commented to me that they need to get some serious […]

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Cycle rides: Southeast London afterworkers for week 28

I have two afterworkers planned for next week… Where: Thames Path to Erith When: Tuesday 9 July 2013 Meet: 18:30 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) By popular demand, a mid-week afterworker ride along the Thames Path from Greenwich to Erith and back. Completely flat(!), with a total distance of […]

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