Posted on 1:37pm Monday 27th December 2010
Earlier this month, I attended a Winchester City Council Cabinet meeting where imminent changes to job reduction and the structure of the organisation were discussed.
Posted on 9:54pm Sunday 5th December 2010
Quite what Business Secretary Vince Cable’s stance over tuition fees is, is anyone’s guess.
Posted on 10:00am Saturday 27th November 2010
For a man who lives his life from a wheelchair, Ross Smith has lived more life in 27 years than most of his contemporaries.
Posted on 5:52am Thursday 18th November 2010
One pub's flop may prove itself another's opportunity to bring back the good old Boomer times of Berni Inns and starched petticoats.
Posted on 11:32am Tuesday 16th November 2010
'Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with you," as good as promises the personal assistant to ambassador for the disabled Ross Smith. And accepts the town hack's saucy invite to a one-off Berni Night at Easton's Chestnut Horse.
Posted on 5:25pm Sunday 14th November 2010
Public meetings of their sort in recent years have failed to ignite the interest and flare of old, but Thursday’s Labour rally held at the East Winchester Social Club offered welcome unite – although from a specific political angle.
Posted on 10:24am Sunday 14th November 2010
Cressroads' town hack completes his daughter's 30th birthday letter with news of her septuagenarian father looking towards a possibility of life resurrected after four children and three failed marriages.
Posted on 10:55pm Saturday 13th November 2010
Journalism, for all its perks is a nose to the grindstone industry. Last week I was present at a Southern Daily Echo pay and pension’s workers strike held at Southampton’s Civic Centre.
Posted on 7:35am Thursday 11th November 2010
Little or nothing is kept under raps within or outside of Cressroads town hack's dysfunctional Lower House of Windsor as well as continuing tale of self-styled watercress capital of the world.
Posted on 4:19pm Sunday 7th November 2010
New government proposals today which could force benefit claimants in the UK to undertake unpaid manual labour are a timely step in the right direction if you ask me.
Posted on 9:57am Saturday 6th November 2010
Son of a renowned Appeals Court judge threatens to take his cyber axe to Blogsbody's Continuing Story of Cressroads within next two days.
Posted on 1:51pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Column Part 18 I was planning to write this last epistle from the turquoise shores of Cyprus, but due to ‘circumstances beyond our control’ it is not to be. There are two things certain in this life; that some poor sap is going to hand in their ticket if they are a guest at a country house-party in an Agatha Christie yarn and that those magnificent men and their (not so frequently) flying machines will throw the odd spanner in the works. These same spanners may have been better utilised on repairing the aircraft, and the upshot being we never reached Cyprus. On the plus side I was able to spend a day in an aircraft hangar in Muscat. And so it is with a Scotch within easy lifting distance and the welcoming Yorkshire drizzle outside, that this attempt at closure takes place.
Posted on 5:05pm Sunday 31st October 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Cricket legend David Gower recently, when the former England Captain received an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to Sport from the University of Winchester.
Posted on 9:32am Friday 22nd October 2010
AS I sit down to write, we have exactly a week of our tour in Afghanistan left to complete. It would be foolish in the extreme to tempt dear old providence at this juncture, so I shall resist the urge.
Posted on 7:55am Thursday 21st October 2010
For the sheer joy of sharing a moment or more of Cressroads barmaid Thirsty Kirsty's graduation day, the town hack and his photo-journalist son Matt Dylan trip the light fantastic in Winchester.
Posted on 4:30pm Wednesday 20th October 2010
Gossip emanating from Hogshire's county line with Royal Berkshire commits Alresford's town hack into blind-dating his source for laying bare a gathering storm of love and lust in Cressroads
Posted on 8:24am Tuesday 19th October 2010
From around the world and within its self-styled watercress capital family and everyday folk remember generously to wish a town hack 'happy birthday' as he passes into his eighth decade on the planet.
Posted on 1:42am Tuesday 19th October 2010
Blogsbody, Alresford's town hack, is egged on and a next day to let loose with his Continuing Story of Cressroads, watercress capital of the world, as he survives into his eighth decade on Mother Earth.