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 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 10:55pm 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 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 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 12:34am Wednesday 6th October 2010
News Journalism is relentless, unforgiving and indefinitely demanding, but after just starting my stint as Investigative Reporter for our University based local news website, an unsuspecting source of news has emerged as a worthwhile tool in my armoury.
Posted on 10:04am Wednesday 8th September 2010
When I read news concerning a Gurkha regiment Government spending cutback last week in a selection of national newspapers, it did not take long to see how there could be wider affects of the cost-cutting.
Posted on 1:18pm Tuesday 24th August 2010
On Sunday, I took to the field for the first time in over two years to play in a so entitled ‘friendly’ footballing fixture. In spite of the topsy-turvy weather conditions, the match was on cue to meet its 2 o’clock kick off time.
Posted on 2:59pm Friday 13th August 2010
Following a week’s work experience at Sky Sports News, it’s given me that little bit of extra motivation I needed as I wait in earnest to get the ball rolling on my final year at University.
Posted on 4:17pm Friday 23rd July 2010
Busy is a word of which you can describe my next two weeks. The ancient old adage, you wait for ages and then everything comes around at once has hit me.
Posted on 5:07pm Wednesday 21st July 2010
It’s an easy life for most students. I’m one of many thousands of Higher Education footnotes in the UK whom have around six months vacation time a year to do as they please with the ludicrously short University semesters meaning only a paltry proportion of your degree is spent studying at University.
Posted on 11:08pm Wednesday 14th July 2010
I’ve recently enjoyed a week’s break in reasonably sunny Cornwall with my family. As usual, the coastlines were picture perfect, the waves crushing against sedimentary rocks and the beaches occupied by a fair few locals and holiday makers. What I didn’t expect to find however, were two genuine news stories to land right at my feet as I train my student journalist eye.
Posted on 9:10pm Wednesday 30th June 2010
Ok, now the summer’s in full flow I’ve stepped up my disciplined fitness regime. In the hope of dismissing a bulging beer gut, I have been jogging day in, day out for the last three weeks. The fresh air, loud IPod music beaming into your ears and the freedom of running makes it all the worth well, even if you pick up a few tweaks here and there from constant pavement pounding.
Posted on 4:31pm Thursday 17th June 2010
There’s maybe a few doubts over who is selected for England’s second World Cup match tomorrow in Cape Town against Algeria, but if I was 'Three Lions' gaffer I’d needn’t look no further then Southampton Common.
Posted on 3:46pm Monday 14th June 2010
Winchester’s a place sprinkled in history, class and beauty, but the tumultuous recent upheaval of the city’s much loved High Street has caused a trickling irritation to my eyes and at the same time to most Wintonian inner city dwellers.
Posted on 3:25pm Sunday 23rd May 2010
Summer’s here, well the weather anyway, but lately I’ve been too busy to notice.
Posted on 12:23pm Sunday 2nd May 2010
It’s been on everyone’s minds in the last month or so whether you like or not, but with expectation now riotous the climax to a fever pitched election campaign in the country and here in Winchester will be concluded in the early hours of Friday morning.
Posted on 3:04pm Wednesday 21st April 2010
Propaganda, rolling media circus’s, pledges, denials, debates, questions, answers and policies undoubtedly play all the right notes in the lead up to next month’s General Election, but there’s something missing from that populous list isn’t there?
Posted on 7:17pm Friday 9th April 2010
I was very sad to hear of the death of veteran Winchester Campaigner Alan Weeks a couple of weeks ago. Although, unfortunately I never had the chance to meet the man, I heard a lot about him and his commitment to Winchester from people I have interviewed and met during my time in the city.
Posted on 12:29pm Wednesday 7th April 2010
Football is a results business. This analogy is none the more evident than at Winchester City Football Club.
Posted on 5:00pm Sunday 4th April 2010
After months of resident fury, blighted businesses and commuting chaos, it is good to see St Cross Bridge nearing full completion with the bridge and road now up and running again following subsequent Network Rail work.
Posted on 8:44pm Wednesday 31st March 2010
So me being a University of Winchester student I now have four weeks off to kill, striking a rut of boredom whilst I long for the day in late April when the final semester of the Academic year unfolds yet again. It’s the Easter break, but being a student journalist in the city has made me hungry to be active and to work.
Posted on 4:08pm Tuesday 30th March 2010
A thirty four year wait for silverware has made Sunday’s Wembley cup triumph for Southampton Football Club and its fans, a sweet tasting moment of pure ecstasy. Following recent years of decline and tumultuous boardroom upheaval seeing the red and whites go from gracing the English Premier League to scrawling in League One, a crushing 4-1 victory over Cumbria outfit Carlisle in the Johnstones Paint Trophy Final on the hallowed Wembley turf offered a sincere throwback to the club’s last and only cup success, that of the infamous 1-0 win over Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup Final.
Stuart Appleby is a multi-media journalist and reporter. Born in Southampton, Stuart has always had a keen interest in local news and politics here in Hampshire, having become the first journalist to report the result of the 2010 Winchester parliamentary seat.
Stuart has contributed to the Hampshire Chronicle since March 2010 and has also written for Hampshire County Cricket Club, The Southern Daily Echo, The Times newspaper, Sky News Online, The Cricketer Magazine and FourFourTwo Magazine among others.
He holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Journalism from the University of Winchester and he has interviewed many recognisable figures from the world of politics ranging from Lord Jeffrey Archer to Ken Livingstone. Stuart welcomes correspondence from readers and you can contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, visit his website: http://stuartappleby.wordpress.com/.
Stuart Appleby is a multi-media journalist and reporter. Born in Southampton, Stuart has always had a keen interest in local news and politics here in Hampshire, having become the first journalist to report the result of the 2010 Winchester parliamentary seat. Stuart has contributed to the Hampshire Chronicle since March 2010 and has also written for Hampshire County Cricket Club, The Southern Daily Echo, The Times newspaper, Sky News Online, The Cricketer Magazine and FourFourTwo Magazine among others. He holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Journalism from the University of Winchester and he has interviewed many recognisable figures from the world of politics ranging from Lord Jeffrey Archer to Ken Livingstone. Stuart welcomes correspondence from readers and you can contact him by email: email@example.com or alternatively, visit his website: http://stuartappleby.wordpress.com/.