Save Rushey Mead Library & Community Centre

21st January, 2017

The campaign to save the Library and Community Centre in Rushey Mead moved up a gear today when over a 100 people met to protest about the closure. Despite clear opposition in the consultation and protests from the Ward councillors Cllr Kirk Master (Assistant Mayor… Read full article

Great rally with Jeremy Corbyn in Nottingham

8th September, 2016

I’ve just got back from the biggest politcal rally I’ve seen since the miners strike in the 1980’s. There must have been two to three thousand people at Forest Fields in Nottingham. Luckily it was outdoors so there were no limits on numbers who could… Read full article

Labour Leader: Leicester East Nomination meeting

6th August, 2016

This Friday 5th August I was pleased to nominate Jeremy Corbyn to be Leader of the Labour Party at the Leicester East constituency meeting. The meeting was well attended and there were many speakers in support of Jeremy and only a few for Owen Smith…. Read full article

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Bus Lanes Review welcomed

9th June, 2016

The Bus lanes review led by Ross has been widely welcomed. We investigated how effectively the bus lanes are operating in Leicester, as there is not a consistent policy across the city. All are enforced by the police but we have some city centre camera… Read full article

City Scrutiny throws out Fire service cuts

16th October, 2015

At the meeting of the Overview Select Committee on 15th October 2015 City Councillors unanimously rejected the proposed cuts in the Fire Service. After hearing from the Chief Fire Officer and the Fire Brigades Union councillors agreed that the proposals would leave the city unsafe…. Read full article

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Could we identify Cardinal Wolsey from DNA?

20th April, 2015

Saturday’s (18.4.15) Mercury had a double page spread on Cardinal Wolsey. This follows the articles I have published over the last two years about the missing cardinal. It was good to read an in depth piece about this extraordinary man. I hope it adds further impetus to the… Read full article

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Wolsey Angels saved for the nation

16th February, 2015

It was announced today that the Wolsey Angels have been saved for the nation by the Victoria and Albert Museum. They said “The V&A has raised the £5 million needed to complete the purchase of four bronze angels originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal… Read full article

Richard Attenborough

26th January, 2015

I was sorting through some photographs the other day, and found some of Richard Attenborough. A couple of which I have posted here, as a memorial to a great man and a good friend who died on 24th August last year. I first met Richard… Read full article

Save the Wolsey Angels

Save the Wolsey Angels

22nd January, 2015

  Following my blogs about searching for the lost remains of Cardinal Wolsey, the Victoria and Albert Museum got in touch with me. Recently the 4 Renaissance Angels that Wolsey had commissioned for his tomb, had been discovered. They had been lost for over 400 years…. Read full article

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Beagle 2 Found!

20th January, 2015

It was tremendous to hear that Beagle 2 had been found on Mars. A great vindication of all those involved including the late Prof Colin Pillinger who did so much to make the UK mission to Mars happen. Since I was a small boy I… Read full article

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