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Absentee Councillor: am I flogging a dead horse?

APART FROM THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I ever received in a lifetime in journalism – “Always...

In support of ‘absentee’ county councillor: the other side of the...

It must now be clear to even occasional readers of The Clarion that this community e-newspaper has real concerns for local democracy....

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You’re the first mayor for the North of Tyne: how the...

One month ago, Labour left-winger Jamie Driscoll was elected the inaugural Mayor of North of Tyne, heading a combined authority of...

Silly sausages at BT made a pork butcher out of me!

The disturbing saga of Fiona Skeen’s ‘stolen landline number’ (to read it CLICK HERE) and her battle with BT has provoked an extraordinarily similar...

The North

Absentee Councillor: am I flogging a dead horse?

APART FROM THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I ever received in a lifetime in journalism – “Always...

In support of ‘absentee’ county councillor: the other side of the story

It must now be clear to even occasional readers of The Clarion that this community e-newspaper has real concerns for local democracy....

Scandal of the ‘Won’t Quit/Can’t Quit’ county councillor

The Back Story: County Councillor Roderick Lawrie lives and works on the Isle of Man, rarely attends Northumberland council meetings and...

Farewell to my friend John Walton, 1938-2019

THIS IS NOT AN OBITUARY; an ‘obit’, usually (although not necessarily) written by a journalist, is a specialised literary article whose format...
The vital misquote in Boris de Pfeffel’s Charge of the Shite Brigade

The vital misquote in Boris de Pfeffel’s Charge of the Shite Brigade

POLITICS COMES IN DIFFERENT SIZED PACKAGES, big and small. In the larger package, you will find President Putin pronouncing western liberalism obsolete....

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