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Edition #33

Six of the best Two weeks ago we invited Ranters to submit a short piece – no more or less than six words – as a biography, reminiscence or rant. This week we publish the pick of the bunch. A fairly frequent submission, I’m currently out of the office, was not considered as a serious […]

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Issue #32

Writing to length: difficult for some Better give the competition another week. We asked for only six words. Some sent eight, others submitted four. Clever stuff, almost all of them. Not, however, what was asked for. Four words is (are) two short. A rant, reminiscence, biog or story. And it’s biog, incidentally, not blog. With […]

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Issue #31

How the Daily Express covered the funeral of northern sports editor Henry Rose # Me and my shadow By Geoffrey Seed The poisoned umbrella murder of Georgi Markov, émigré Bulgarian and BBC journalist, wasn’t the only Cold War assassination in autumn 1978. Another London-based dissident, a Croat writer called Bruno Busic, was ambushed in Paris […]

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Issue #30

Thanks for the memory Shan Davies fillets her grey cells and takes us to a night club where she meets guys who butcher stuff other than copy; David Baird remembers a young Digger in the outback of Australia; Revel Barker – prompted by Liz Hodgkinson’s reference last week to a legal eagle – remembers Hiram […]