A minor setback in European copyright reform

As a freelance journalist I am disappointed by the close vote in the European Parliament today against the recommendations on copyright reform proposed by parliament’s JURI committee. Still, on the bright side I look at the vote as a minor setback that I and my fellow copyright holders could turn into an opportunity. The matter […]

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Bayeux Tapestry – a hostage to Brexit?

President Emmanuel Macron has for reasons best known to himself agreed to loan the priceless Bayeux embroidery to England, as part of a political exercise in highlighting the strength of Anglo-French relations. One hopes this magnificent object doesn’t become a hostage to Brexit, with England using it to blackmail France in future Anglo-European diplomatic manoeuvres. […]

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Cycle ride: Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry

Where: Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry When: Sunday 25 June 2017 Meet: 10:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) It has been nearly three years since I left the Great Wen for pastures East Anglian, and I so miss leading social cycle rides for the Dog & Bell Crew. […]

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Graphene Suite – where art meets materials science

Article first published by the Graphene Flagship. At Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester yesterday, delegates and others were treated to the premiere of a musical suite by Sara Lowes, composer-in-residence at the National Graphene Institute. Sara’s Graphene Suite was commissioned by Brighter Sound, a Manchester-based producer of creative music projects and other cultural events. Graphene […]

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The Greenwich Foot Tunnel – a celebration of its opening and recent refurbishment

Press release from the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels (Fogwoft) August 2014 sees the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. To mark this special occasion, and perhaps more significantly the near completion of the tunnel refurbishment, the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels have arranged a celebration accompanied […]

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Cycle ride – Lovely Lea & Epping Forest Explorer

A change of plan for me means that this weekend I shall be in London. And with no Dog & Bell Crew ride scheduled for Sunday, I hereby offer one of my favourites. What: Lovely Lea & Late Springtime Epping Forest Explorer When: Sunday 15 June 2014 Meet: 10:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW […]

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Cycle ride – Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn (2nd attempt)

When: Sunday 25 May 2014 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW NB: This ride was originally scheduled for Sunday 11 May, but with squally rain forecast throughout the day, and a wind in the lower Thames valley sufficient to provide aerodynamic lift to a small family car, it’s no wonder that no-one […]

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Community speaks on use of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels

The following is a press release distributed today on behalf of the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels… More than 3,000 people pass through the Greenwich and Woolwich tunnels each day, with roughly 50% of tunnel users being cyclists, and the other half pedestrian only. As tunnel traffic grows, competition and conflict between cyclists, […]

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