Simon Heyworth – master of sound
May02

Simon Heyworth – master of sound

OUR FIRST TM2 INTERVIEW – THE MAN WHO BROUGHT YOU TUBULAR BELLS Simon Heyworth secured his reputation in sound recording at Richard Branson’s Virgin music studio The Manor, most notably as co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s ground-breaking Tubular Bells album. The list of albums Simon has worked on is extensive and his client list stellar: King Crimson, Gong and Steve Hillage; Robert Wyatt, Peter Sarstedt and Simple Minds; Seth and...

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A Very English Scandal
May02

A Very English Scandal

A new BBC drama reignites interest in Britain’s biggest political sex scandal. This is a story of intrigue, plotted in the smoke filled rooms of the House of Commons and a conspiracy to murder that ended with the trial of the century; a sensational court case at the Old Bailey. Jeremy Thorpe, the MP for North Devon, was the charismatic leader of the Liberal Party who had a homosexual  affair with male model Norman Scott, at a time...

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Biggest council tax increase for 14 years

Households up and down England are being slapped with the biggest council tax hikes for 14 years from next week. Properties in the popular Band D council tax category will see their bills rise by 5.1 per cent or £81 to £1,671, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government revealed. The hikes come as councils claim they are facing spiralling social care costs. Council leaders have also argued that caps on bills since the...

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Cream or jam first?
Mar22

Cream or jam first?

The National Trust has had a torrid year so far, from scrapping Easter to demanding that volunteers wear gay pride badges. But it has just got worse. The marketing department of Lanhydrock House, a National Trust property in Cornwall, used a photograph of a cream tea scone with jam on top of the cream – the Devon way of serving a cream tea. Uproar was immediate. The advert which was posted on social media by Lanhydrock House was...

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The Six Nations Review
Mar22

The Six Nations Review

Player of the tournament Conor Murray (Ireland): I know there are arguments for Aaron Smith to be rated the best 9 in world rugby – valid ones – but I must vote Murray. The sheer control of Murray was extraordinary in every department of the scrum half game, in every match he played. If you want tempo he is at every breakdown ready to deliver, if you want to slow it down and control he is at every breakdown controlling and commanding....

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The Importance of Press Freedom
Mar08

The Importance of Press Freedom

A speech by Conservative mp for north east somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg during the Data Protection Bill in the house of commons (5 March 2018) We know the weakness of our local papers and how they struggle hand to mouth, but how easy would it be, for example, for my hon. Friend the Member for North Herefordshire (Bill Wiggin), who is no longer in his place, to take to court the journal that he does not like because it said things about...

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