HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)
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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly Despite the claims by some in the media the Royal Wedding on Saturday may not be the economic boost that is claimed. Many editors have fallen for Brand Finance’s prediction that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials would boost the UK economy by £1bn. Headlined by such diverse publications […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM’S BLOG: What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like?
By May 18, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM’S BLOG: What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like?

  Lace, silk and and an illusion bodice and sleeves – and please, not too many flourishes that could drown petite Meghan What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like? Just about everyone in the fashion press and media in general has been pitching in with their ideas with the consensus settling on a full skirt, […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Threats, intimidation and lies – the business couple who have upset scores of customers across the UK and Europe – the customers now want their money back (but the couple claim they have ‘the highest authorities in the land’ to sue for libel any customer who complains)
By May 14, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Threats, intimidation and lies – the business couple who have upset scores of customers across the UK and Europe – the customers now want their money back (but the couple claim they have ‘the highest authorities in the land’ to sue for libel any customer who complains)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly Threats and intimidation may not be the stock in trade of most in the printing industry but they appear to be the weapons deployed by one notorious print broker. For more than two years Print Monthly has reported on ‘the Bonny and Clyde of the print industry’ as they […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)
By May 10, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly It is a curious story of how business partnerships in the printing industry can go horribly wrong. One particular bust up between business partners was brought back to life by the typographer and designer Robert Green, who discovered the evidence of a bitter dispute a century ago at the […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – EVENT: Northern Soul Night in Axbridge Town Hall this Saturday, May 12th, tickets on sale – includes home-made pies, Dr Love’s music and an amazing light show (and you will work off a few pounds with all the dancing)
By May 8, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – EVENT: Northern Soul Night in Axbridge Town Hall this Saturday, May 12th, tickets on sale – includes home-made pies, Dr Love’s music and an amazing light show (and you will work off a few pounds with all the dancing)

What is Northern Soul? Here’s what it’s all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWJOB79ZprQ And it’s coming to Axbridge! Check out the dancing – Northern Soul night coming up in Axbridge! Get your tickets for the Roxy benefit now! Northern Soul is this Saturday, and tickets are in the Post Office, Chemist and here at the Roxy. Tel 07725 051523 […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: interview with St Bride foundation’s Bob Richardson about the library’s collection of ancient books (including some really tiny ones written by hand in Middle English)
By May 7, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: interview with St Bride foundation’s Bob Richardson about the library’s collection of ancient books (including some really tiny ones written by hand in Middle English)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly A brief talk by Bob Richardson of the St Bride Foundation just off Fleet Street in London about the library’s collection of books including some very ancient ones. Filmed in 2015 by Harry Mottram: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2IPnS9Wpo Established in 1891 with a clear social and cultural purpose, St Bride Foundation is one […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: The strange story of the Trucker, the Mafia and the Beatle (and an insight into the New York heiress and her family)
By May 4, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: The strange story of the Trucker, the Mafia and the Beatle (and an insight into the New York heiress and her family)

Harry Mottram reports for Big Rig Finance Sir Paul McCartney was made a Companion of Honour this week in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Best known as a member of the rock bands The Beatles and Wings he was with his wife Nancy Shevell who has a strange and unconventional history in the haulage industry. […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – OPINION: Aboriginal reflections on taking part in a drama staged in Axbridge Town Hall (and there are still tickets available for tonight’s performance)
By May 4, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – OPINION: Aboriginal reflections on taking part in a drama staged in Axbridge Town Hall (and there are still tickets available for tonight’s performance)

This is not a review or a preview but some personal thoughts from Harry Mottram on ACT’s latest production. Our Country’s Good: Reflections – by Harry Mottram And so the play begins. The play: Our Country’s Good. The setting: Axbridge Town Hall. The company: ACT – the town’s community theatre group with its director John […]

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COMEDY Axbridge Comedy Nights at the Roxy Cinema: Thursday 24th MAY – THRIO OF TOP FEMAIL STAND UPS PLUS Bouncers in Cornwall and the world of toothbrushes – tickets now on sale
By May 2, 2018 Read More →

COMEDY Axbridge Comedy Nights at the Roxy Cinema: Thursday 24th MAY – THRIO OF TOP FEMAIL STAND UPS PLUS Bouncers in Cornwall and the world of toothbrushes – tickets now on sale

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – NEWS: tickets available for this week’s production of Our Country’s Good in Axbridge
By May 1, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – NEWS: tickets available for this week’s production of Our Country’s Good in Axbridge

  Axbridge Community Theatre presents one of the most popular plays of recent years about some of the first convicts to land in Australia. How they are treated, punished but also through the power of theatre begin to reinvent themselves as the the new Australians – at the expense of those who lived there for […]

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