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Coronavirus Diary 69 – Baby steps with ministers and journalists

Last week I posted two articles regarding meetings with a government minister and trying to write for a newspaper.  I thought everyone would like to know that to a degree both went well. Over the weekend I heard that the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 68 – Today I will be meeting with Oliver Dowden, MP and Cabinet Minister

Today is the day after 6 months of campaigning, witty insults, cutting comments and deliberate government discrimination and impoverished ness; I get to meet with a senior Cabinet Minister to plead my case and those of 3 million others #ExcludedUK … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 64 – Up All Night and Social Distance Snowballing

Though readers might not be aware, WordPress has been pushing another new editor for the last year or two.  I’m always one who steadfastly refuses to embrace new technology (did I mention my 1990’s phone!!) but today they have stopped … Continue reading

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The origins of Stonehenge are further revealed.

Stonehenge actually contains two different kinds of stones, erected thousands of years apart. The sarsens are the larger silica stones in Stonehenge’s outer ring and center, each about 13 feet high and seven feet wide. There are 52 on the site … Continue reading

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Catch my first ever virtual tour at 4pm London time today (oh and I’m on the BBC again, Radio 5 1.20pm)

Following on from all sorts of big events last week, I’ve been invited by a local history society to do my first 1 hour virtual tour today at 4pm London time. It will be someone filming a streaming video on … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 63 – Speaking out on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Normally I’d write a history or quirky London piece on a Monday morning but today I just can’t.  I’m far too exhausted.   I’ve taken part in a national Charity video, headlined the British news and had getting towards 3,000 … Continue reading

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I’ve been invited onto BBC Radio this Sunday morning

Just a quick post today as life continues to be manic with just 3 or so hours of sleep each night. Following my appearance on Sky News on Tuesday morning, I’ve received over 2,000 messages and inquiries and thank-you and … Continue reading

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I saw a sad, kind man headline the national news yesterday and I cried for he was me.

As many of you will know I’ve spent much of the last 6 months complaining, badgering, writing, harassing and generally making a nuisance of myself to the government in a polite and sarcastic fashion that is uniquely mine. I’m sure … Continue reading

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The new fourth plinth artwork at Trafalgar Square

Readers with a long memory might remember a post I wrote in 2018 The Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth about a rather interesting temporary art installation what is said to be the most viewed public art annually in the world. Sadly the old … Continue reading

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An Iron Age murder victim is uncovered

I’ve written before about the importance of archeology conducted when big new works are constructed it happens almost on a daily basis in the U.K. and I noticed another fascinating one a few days ago relating to the works surrounding the High … Continue reading

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