Stuart Appleby

Council Chief Executive provides job reduction update

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Lib Dem indecisiveness leaves party not knowing what way to turn

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Posted on 9:54pm Sunday 5th December 2010

Quite what Business Secretary Vince Cable’s stance over tuition fees is, is anyone’s guess.

Stuart Appleby

Forget the House of Commons; public meetings could be the answer to Britain’s woes

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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.

Stuart Appleby

A journalist is like a wounded animal, if it gets knocked down, it just gets back up again and bites back even harder

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Proposal for long term benefit claimants to work...a timely decision

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Cricket legends Winchester connection

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Spending cut backlash harms next generation

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Posted on 4:38pm Sunday 31st October 2010

Chancellor George Osborne’s recent public spending review and action plan to improve the current condition of an ailing British economy was always going to be ruthless.

Stuart Appleby

Inspiring Advice from FOI Expert

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Being 21, Investigative Journalism and Motivation

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Posted on 11:15pm Thursday 16th September 2010

So tomorrow I turn 21 years of age. It’s all come round so quickly! But asides from that 2010-2011is a big, big year for me, but I’m more motivated than ever.

Stuart Appleby

Winchester lad done good

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Posted on 10:44pm Sunday 12th September 2010

Today I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Winchester born Hampshire cricketer Jimmy Adams.

Stuart Appleby

Could Gurkha regiment cutbacks affect Winchester?

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Cricketing conmen ruining gentlemanly game

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Posted on 12:14pm Monday 30th August 2010

Cricket, arguably sports most gentlemanly and lovable game, this weekend has been attacked by the menaces of undercover betting cons.

Stuart Appleby

Oh good old Sunday League...

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Jeff Stelling, Carlo Ancelotti and a damn good week!

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Two busy, busy weeks ahead is just about the perfect tonic for summer

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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.

Stuart Appleby

These are hard times but it is persistence that holds the key

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Romeo and Juliet, Helicopters and Caravan accidents, just your average Cornish Holiday!

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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.

Stuart Appleby

It wasn't quite a pearfect jog!

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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.

Stuart Appleby

It should be raining...errr...Dogs in the England line-up?

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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.

Stuart Appleby

High Street madness! Yes... but not in the traditional sense

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Experience is vital, as I found myself in the thick of things with the national media

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Posted on 3:25pm Sunday 23rd May 2010

Summer’s here, well the weather anyway, but lately I’ve been too busy to notice.

Stuart Appleby

'A week is a long time in politics', as the election countdown clock gradually ticks away

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Politics is sweeping social networking off its feet ... it could be the difference between winning or losing

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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?

Stuart Appleby

'Act of God' catches me out in the ash

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Posted on 3:05pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

First and foremost, apology bloggers for my recent prolonged absence. Indeed, I have been caught up in the volcanic ash chaos.

Stuart Appleby

Tribute to Alan Weeks

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Patience should come first for ambitious Winchester City

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Local’s let down in ‘Network Rail Trilogy’

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Easter Vacation? No, Keep Me Working Overtime

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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.

Stuart Appleby

Saint's Silverware Wait Finally Over

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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.

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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: stuart_appleby@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively, visit his website: http://stuartappleby.wordpress.com/.

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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: stuart_appleby@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively, visit his website: http://stuartappleby.wordpress.com/.

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