Monthly Archives: April 2017

Will Bradford University welcome an antisemite?

According to Guido Fawkes the political blogger, David “The Jews” Ward has some time on his hands since his sacking from the LibDems. Ward says he is going to spend it completing a Master’s degree in the Peace Department at University of … Continue reading

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Oxford University publishes list of micro-aggressions

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
In the latest snowflake newsletter from Oxford University students are warned to be aware of micro-aggressions by the university’s equality and diversity unit (an oxymoron if ever I heard one as you’re…

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Trip Adviser……..the organisation that likes to send begging e-mails!

Over the last several years I have contributed reviews to Trip Adviser about hotels, cities, restaurants and various other touristy things. Whilst I have some reservations about Trip Adviser  I worked on the principle that I would be as honest … Continue reading

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Ogden Water Reservoir………..on a brisk, Spring Sunday morning

As the weather continues to be so good at the moment I set out early to visit Ogden Water Reservoir and nature trail which is set high in the Pennine hills. The estate, including the reservoir is owned by Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Marsden Cuckoo Day 2017……..northern eccentricity at its very best!

The Cuckoo Festival takes place in the village of Marsden, several miles outside Huddersfield (on the A62 to Oldham) every April and it has become an important event in recent years. According to tradition, the people of Marsden noticed that … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags is very green………….

Earlier this week I decided to visit Hardcastle Crags hoping that the blue bells would be adorning the pathways through the woods and along the river bank. Alas, I was to be disappointed as there were a few that had … Continue reading

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Crackpot……..the place to live

Last week on my tour around the various dales I visited some very interesting villages with rather unusual names, like Muker, Keld, Askrigg and Hubberholme. But the one that fascinated me was when I passed a signpost that indicated the … Continue reading

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