Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sloppy cut-and-paste CVs costing graduates top jobs……………..

Employers struggling to fill vacancies due to glut of poor applications Research found applicants pasting wholesale from previous attempts Sometimes the graduates mixed up which company they were applying to After years of study at elite universities, you could presume … Continue reading

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How are the mighty fallen………especially when you tell porkies!

This is the face of a man who has just overseen the worst performance of the LibDems in election history. Interestingly enough I received a visit from a representative of the local LibDem party asking for my vote. I looked … Continue reading

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Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill………..a mad tradition continues!

Thousands of people gathered in Gloucestershire for the traditional cheese-rolling races on Cooper’s Hill. The unofficial event was organised by rebel cheese rollers, after plans for an official event were shelved in 2010. An estimated 5,000 people turned out to … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales……….a place of wondrous beauty

My recent visit to the dales co-incided with a spell of beautiful weather (yes we do get some very occasionally in the north of England!) and showed the beauty and grandeur of the Yorkshire dales. Often referred to simply as … Continue reading

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The Ascent of Buttertubs………….Tour de France

As I was up in the Dales I thought I would take the opportunity of driving part of the route for Day 2 of the tour and in particular the section from Reeth to the top of Buttertubs Pass. After … Continue reading

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Cool or what?

This is what I will be wearing when I go to see the Tour de France peloton climb to the summit of Holme Moss as I will be unable too get to Buttertubs Pass in the Dales. But I am … Continue reading

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Long life…………..or very short one

I recently made a trip up to the Yorkshire Dales, primarily as a photographic expedition to shoot the magnificent views in the various dales and to visit the route of the forthcoming “Toure de France” (yes, I know it is … Continue reading

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