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Hello again from a London that seems to have decided summer in the UK features steady rain and periodic single-digit temperatures. It might brighten up, of course but, at the moment, the ‘phew, what a scorcher’ headlines have been put on hold and the drought has, once again, ended in…

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Greetings from a hot and sticky London where summer has arrived. Normality is hardly a feature, though. The trains, when not cancelled, are just a shade busier than they have been but, as they’re full when they’re half full, there’s a limit to how far that can go and King’s…

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Good tidings from a wet Yorkshire where, after flirting with the sun in April, we’re back to rain and, just to spice it up every now and again, hailstones. Here we’ll have a quick look back over April and what we got up to on the culture front. We got…

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Hello again from a meteorologically confused Yorkshire, where it’s 20 degrees and sunny one moment and minus two with flakes of snow the next. Here we have a look back over March and our various cultural doings. Lockdown put the kybosh on plans re travel, socialising, visits to the cinema…

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Welcome to meteorological spring and to the second My Cultural Life where we’ll have a trawl back over February and our last month’s doings. Lockdown still had us in its grip and, whilst holidays and the big screen were off the agenda, there were still things to be done such…

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Welcome to our maiden My Cultural Life where we’ll recap the last month and ponder the highlights – and occasionally the low-lights – of what we’ve been doing. Fittingly for the commencement of such an endeavour, we’re looking at January. And, while January is a month that happens with a…

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Always Adam (ISBN: 9781999982638 price £8.99) by York-based author Mark Brumby will be published on 30 November 2020 by Boomslang Books. The Sci-Fi thriller, set in London and New York, pits a financial journalist against a biotech billionaire armed with a virus, a vaccine and a vendetta against society.  The…

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We’re always looking for an edge in life, that little competitive advantage that helps us perform better. High achieving sportsmen will often go to apparently ridiculous lengths. US Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo all use a hyperbaric chamber to…

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Without Rules (ISBN: 9780993015182 price £8.99) by northumberland author Andrew Field was published in paperback and Kindle on 15 October 2018 by Boomslang. In the book lead protagonist China Mackie can only escape her abusive father and his gang if she is more ruthless than they are – but she…

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