Category Archives: Opinion

British Fantasy Society: 2nd 2017 York Pubmeet


The New York Club WMC, 11th March 2017 To kick things off

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Net migration to UK falls by 49,000 after Brexit vote


When the media make their pronouncements about fake news… Continue reading

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Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable?


Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/23/rising-euro-break-up-risk-stokes-new-fears-central-bank-solvency/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnZzPVKjy5pM The Break-Up issues are real. Not Holly convinced by the impact on city of London activity. To put it another way, when … Continue reading

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Writing Groups near Burnley


Attending writing groups means many story starts. Over the past two years I’ve been to various groups: Hasiwriters (based in Haslingden Library) Irwell Writers (meet in the Mosses, Bury) Holmfirth Writers (meet in Holmfirth Library) Slaithwaite Writers (meet in Slaithwaite … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – day four Open-mic


How odd are the acoustics in my new home – the hoover seems to be in a different place according to where I sit in the bay window. I’m still ruminating on last night’s Open-mic session. I was late to … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – day three – The Faerie Chronicles


Life never runs smooth … as the pet cat of my middle daughter, Streisand, has been diagnosed with a life threatening disorder which means he can’t toilet properly. His body is shutting down at barely two years old. This small … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – Day Two


This Sunday …like every Sunday was family visits day. What makes it different is it’s Jen’s birthday. It’s going to be a cooking and meals with the children day. I walked the dogs and followed this up with a two … Continue reading

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Burnley Literary Festival – Day One


Saturday, 29th October 2016 is day one of Burnley Literary Festival. Burnley is six miles away and earlier today I went to see how things were getting started. Event 1 Sheena Byrom – midwife My first port of call was … Continue reading

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Creative Writers and the new Daily Telegraph


It’s time for a bit of reflection. When I first joined My Telegraph – the blogging platform of The Daily Telegraph (DT) – back in 2008, it was with a view to planning ahead for the impending decline of MySpace. … Continue reading

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New Science Fiction Novel – The Tau Device


Science Fiction as History I’ve read plenty of tales that put humanity in the driving seat, but how do we get there? The tale of Western Civilisation is that the advanced colonise the primitive. Early Science Fiction made the universe … Continue reading

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