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Outta hospital, but not out of the woods

Summary My first overnight stay in hospital I was admitted into Papworth Hospital just outside Cambridge last night in a long-planned overnight sleep study to try and get to the bottom of my sleep-and-mental-health-related problems. To summarise, the study showed … Continue reading

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Corbyn wins – but did the contest need to happen?

Summary: No – and had Labour MPs spent the few days after the EU referendum vote with the line The Tories have crashed the country , they could have won the next general election ages ago – with or without Corbyn. … Continue reading

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Diversifying our community of local historians

Summary How to grow, expand and diversify the group of ‘community custodians’ of our local history – and a list of local groups and websites Allan Brigham’s Town not gown tours Archives Network – Cambridgeshire Collection (bit.ly/CambsCollection) Cambridge Antiquarian Society … Continue reading

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Digitising our county’s archives

Summary Some thoughts after spending time in some Cambridge-based community archives. I spent much of yesterday afternoon tucked away in the Cambridgeshire County Archives (currently in the process of being moved to Ely – much to my regret) at Shire … Continue reading

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Cambridge – the shaping of our city

Summary My mini documentary series on how the borough, and then city of Cambridge became what it is today. The video playlist is here – enjoy. I’m currently recording a short documentary series about the history of my home town, … Continue reading

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Kit for community reporting and community action

Summary A sort of ‘wish list’ of things and actions “Get me one of these!!!” http://eu.getcatchbox.com/ Someone heard me once say after another public gathering with Q&As where either the microphones failed unspectacularly or the room had no audio-visual capacity at … Continue reading

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***The Conservatives Crashed The Country***

…and ran away from the scene of the crime. If Labour were not imploding as they currently are, their senior politicians would be all over the media repeating the above, and ensuring the Tories are out of government for the … Continue reading

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Why did the BBC hold back on reporting election expenses story?

Summary Michael Crick’s scoop for Channel 4 News – followed up daily by the news programme, seemed to pass national BBC journalists by…until the elections had passed. Had the BBC covered the story? What profile did it have compared to say … Continue reading

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Predictions for the 2016 Cambridge City Council elections

Summary Because it’s too easy to sit on the fence Phil Rodgers made these predictions https://philrodgers.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/the-prospects-for-the-2016-cambridge-city-council-elections/ late last year, but because the final list of candidates is slightly different, I thought I’d have another look. So, those predictions for Cambridge local elections … Continue reading

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Cambridge elections video chart update

Summary Who has risen? Who has fallen? Who are the new entries? The video playlist that matters for voters in Cambridge is here. At the time of posting, there were 38 videos (up from 20 last week) covering four political parties … Continue reading

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