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Caption competition

May 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

Not sure exactly why the Crawley News chose to illustrate a story about a Tory councillor sending a tweet with a picture of him being meerkatted, but surely it is crying out for a better caption than “CONCEDING DEFEAT: Duncan Crow” Any suggestions?

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April Fool Crawley!

April 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life

The worst thing about April Fool’s Day is how it makes you realise how ridiculous, strange or just unlikely the real news is. You see a story and think “ha ha. What a great joke, well done” and then straight afterwards you see another one that is even less likely and wonder: has the paper […]

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Your views?

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

Does nobody in Crawley have anything to say? I find that hard to believe, but the Crawley News has a page entitled “Your Views”, which is probably what a focus group or media consultant told them to call the letters to the editor page. Much of the page is taken up by a reader’s photograph, […]

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Civil war in Crawley

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

I see that the local Tories are continuing to lay into each other in the local press. This time it is all about a spat between current Tory Duncan Crow and his erstwhile colleague Karl Williamson who defected to UKIP. It really is like watching a football game between Argentina and Germany (or between Spurs […]

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Lenny walks

February 12th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Politics

While nothing I have heard about him makes me inclined to like him, I don’t think the news of Lenny Walker getting the sack as a cabinet member of Crawley council is a good thing. Specifically, it is not a good thing for potential whistleblowers out there. There are two possibilities – either Mr Walker […]

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Sign of the (County) Times

November 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Life

Eleven years into the 21st century (or ten depending on how pedantic you are) the West Sussex County Times has actually decided to think about moving into the 20th century. I have a track record of moaning about the ridulously large format of the WSCT and how impractical it is to read but I always […]

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Time flies at the Crawley Observer

October 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life, Politics

Breakfast was made much more amusing today courtesy of the Crawley Observer and what the youth of today would no doubt call an epic fail. In such a busy environment as the Obby offices maybe it does only feel like a few months since May 2010…

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Transparency

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

I have a small readership here (which suits me and I try to keep it that way) but quite a few of them are, or have been, involved in local politics in Crawley or elsewhere.  Maybe one of them can enlighten me on something.   I am not trying to be provocative or make any sort […]

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Wedding Bells

August 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I have just seen the story, tucked away towards the back of the Crawley Observer, about Gordon Seekings getting married to Marcella.  They may be Lib Dems, but still… all the best to them.  I hope everything goes well.

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The magic of Henry Smith

August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a little about our MP, Henry Smith, and his ‘hyperactive abstention’. One of the local papers mentioned this and managed to get a response from Henry which was a masterpiece of political answers, showing a level of misdirection that a stage conjuror would be proud of.

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