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Define 'Distinctive'

Last week the UK began it’s journey into a digital-only televisual age, as the analogue signal for BBC2 was turned off in Whitehaven.

In just four weeks time this small Cumbrian town (the ‘guinea pig’ for a nationwide transition to digital-only transmission) will be the first place in the UK receiving the full gamut of digital television channels in place of the five current analogue ones.

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Big Words

Steve McClaren

So I’ve just checked the BBC Sport website, and once again I read about another dismal performance from the England team (Israel 0-0 England).

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What Respect Agenda?

I’ve just been happy slapped. Whilst making my way down New Street in the centre of Birmingham, late this Thursday afternoon, I found myself walking towards four Asian youths, one moving to the left, and the other three moving to the right. Stepping between this group, I suddenly felt a massive blow to the side of my head before falling to the ground, as the group casually carried on into the depths of the city.

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Over the last few weeks I have been going over in my mind the reasons why I should support my national side at this years World Cup.

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Local Hero

The Brownhills Miner

Photo taken by John Williams See them all

Time for a little local buzz on this blog. I just read on Jon’s blog about a new sculpture that has appeared in the town where I went to school.

According to the local council’s website:

The five tonne worker in 19th century workers clothing stands arms outstretched and has been created with the help of Brownhills people as part of a campaign to improve key routes into the borough.

The sculpture commemorates the miners who worked in the town across the three centuries before the last Brownhills pit closed. Councillor Alan Paul, Brownhills Local Neighbourhood Partnership chairman, said that residents had had a major say in the scheme.

“It’s a key aim to build pride and by celebrating the rich heritage we have we are doing just that.”

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Given my recent promise to blog my thoughts on the big issues of the day, and in a week of big news stories, along comes the saddest and most terrible news.

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