Bus Behaviour

When I was commuting on a daily basis from Liverpool to Manchester and back, trains were the bane of my life. Horrible, old-school, rickety, cold, and deafening boxes which rattled unforgivingly from Oxford Road to Lime Street. Now that I live in Eccles, buses have become the bane of my life, instead. Compared to Northern... Continue Reading →

Eurovision 2017 Preview

The greatest time of the year has arrived once again. I know what you're thinking, "It's not Christmas for another 7 months", but I'm not talking about Christmas, I'm talking about the Eurovision. This week has already seen the 2 semi-finals, and Saturday night (the 13th) will see the Grand Final taking place in Kiev,... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Will Patterson

In the final installment of this Manchester Mayoral Election focussed series ("Hooray!", says you.), we take a look at the manifesto of Green Party candidate, Will Patterson. I've been keeping a league table running for who I'd most likely vote for, based purely on the candidate's manifesto. Which is why there are 5 in the... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Sean Anstee

With Greater Manchester heading to the polls on Thursday to decide on their first Mayor, I've been taking a look at the manifesto of each of the candidates for the election. So far, we've gone through Labour's Andy Burnham, the Liberal Democrats' Jane Brophy, and the English Democrats' Stephen Morris, and my personal league table... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Stephen Morris

We've had a look at Andy Burnham of Labour and Jane Brophy of the Liberal Democrats and the current league table looks like this: 1st - Andy Burnham 2nd - Jane Brophy But how does Stephen Morris of the English Democrats stand up? Let's have a look at his manifesto and see. Stephen or, it... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Jane Brophy

Next in line for a manifesto analysis is the Liberal Democrats' Jane Brophy. Cllr Jane Brophy is, it won't surprise you to know, a councillor. More specifically, she's holds a bit of power in the Timperley Ward of Trafford Council. She's had a long history of campaigning, with a particular emphasis on the environment in... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Andy Burnham

With the vote for Manchester's first Mayor creeping ever closer, I was pleased to receive through my door a booklet which included an introduction to the election, instructions for how to vote, and the manifestos of each of the candidates (or at least those who submitted one). I thought it would be an idea to... Continue Reading →

A night at “the Speedway”…

Among the many and varied sports that I've enjoyed watching over the years on Sky Sports and Eurosport, speedway is perhaps the most annoying one that my parents have had to put up with. Moving to Manchester has provided me with a lot of opportunities, not least of which being the chance to visit the... Continue Reading →

War for Gibraltar? No, gracias. (Pt 2)

My post on the comments of Lord Howard has sparked some debate. Which is great! I love debating! It allows people to explain and explore their opposing views, and sometimes even change them. Now, my views haven't changed overnight, but it was good to enter into debate with a few people over the opinion I... Continue Reading →

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