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Hi all, I know I’ve said this before without being right, but I feel sure we have reached the end of days: apparently Rough Guide have listed Newcastle as the number one destination in the world in 2018. I’m aware … Continue reading

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Hi all, This week has been the stuff of nightmares: scroll down to link number 7 and you’ll find the story of a lady who went to the bathroom and was attacked by a python… in her own house. Link … Continue reading

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Hi all, Normally, this week’s links would open with the Ashes (and before I abandon the issue, my most vivid-ever Ashes moments in Australia: Mitchell Johnson at the absolute peak of his powers, and Glenn McGrath’s ‘old man’ celebration). This … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’m trying very hard not to get my hopes up: Sri Lanka have managed to reduce India to 74/5. Back in the day, I’d be rubbing my hands with glee in anticipation of the last five wickets falling … Continue reading

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Hi all, So, it’s been a fairly eventful week, so I’ve been more or less glued to the news. This has had the welcome effect of helping me notice all sorts of fantastic stories (like the woman who responded to … Continue reading

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Hi all, This week I have mainly been breathless with excitement about this. Seriously, it’s been a serious disruption to my ability to think coherently about work, relate to other human beings, basically to do anything apart from freak out … Continue reading

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Hi all, So, I’ll be honest: I’m struggling to think of a good intro to this week’s links. I’d normally say something about the cricket, but given Sri Lanka’s performances I can’t think of anything to say that wouldn’t create … Continue reading

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Hi all, My attempts to focus on anything this week have been severely undermined by the start of the NBA season (and Sri Lanka’s inability to win any ODIs, but we’ll gloss over that). Between the gruesomely broken ankles and … Continue reading

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So, week two, and it’s actually looking like I’ve started to work out how to negotiate the byzantine world of this university, though I imagine there have been more than a few explorers who thought “I’m on to something here” … Continue reading

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So, you’d think a switch to the ivory towers of the academic establishment would mean more time for all the reading that goes into the links and hence an earlier dispatch? Not a bit of it. I’ve discovered that the … Continue reading

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