HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Jobs on the line over the marriage of political opposites with the Mirror Express deal (and Trinity Mirror’s £2m a year CEO says duplication will see cuts – but it’s good for shareholders)
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Jobs on the line over the marriage of political opposites with the Mirror Express deal (and Trinity Mirror’s £2m a year CEO says duplication will see cuts – but it’s good for shareholders)

Despite the reassurances from both Unite and Trinity Mirror, there is little belief amongst workers at the media group that the purchase of Northern and Shell will not result in job cuts. It sees the publisher of the Daily Mirror takeover the Daily Express and other titles, with more redundancies likely. Harry Mottram reports A […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: after an open letter is published signed by the victims of a notorious businessman he is already back in business under a new name trading from Canary Wharf
By February 12, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: after an open letter is published signed by the victims of a notorious businessman he is already back in business under a new name trading from Canary Wharf

The notorious print farmer Neill Malcolm Stuart John is back in business offering his services as The Book and Catalogue Printer after being roundly condemned by previous customers as ‘fraudulent’. Harry Mottram reports. Despite the letterhead of The Book and Catalogue Printer he uses as his base for his business operation the website www.thebestprinter.co.uk and even having […]

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Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: drugs, crime and prostitution (how travelling with his amoral aunt changed dahlia loving Henry forever)
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: drugs, crime and prostitution (how travelling with his amoral aunt changed dahlia loving Henry forever)

  Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene Henry’s travels with his Aunt Augusta begin at his mother’s funeral and end at his Aunt’s house warming party. Between the two – the one in a municipal Crematorium in Surrey and the other in Asunción in Paraguay. In between Henry and his aunt visit Brighton, Istanbul, Paris […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: When Sarah Churchill fell out with the Queen of England (and a lot of other people as well)
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: When Sarah Churchill fell out with the Queen of England (and a lot of other people as well)

  The North Somerset village of Churchill has connections with the super rich and powerful of England’s ruling elite of the late 17th century. Harry Mottram investigates a female duo who dominated affairs at the heart of Government. When friends fall out, they can really fall out. In fact some friends will never speak to each other […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: She loved men in uniform and formed Banwell’s fire brigade – the strange world of Miss Emily Fazerkerley
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: She loved men in uniform and formed Banwell’s fire brigade – the strange world of Miss Emily Fazerkerley

One lived in a haystack, one joined the Serbian army and another set up her own fire brigade. The world would be a much duller place without that most individual of human beings: the female eccentric. Harry Mottram reports. Flora Sandes was the only woman from Britain to join the Serbian army and fight the […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES - GALLERY: Cheddar Reservoir pictured at dawn during the month of January 2018
By February 6, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES - GALLERY: Cheddar Reservoir pictured at dawn during the month of January 2018

The photographs were taken by Harry Mottram on his phone when out for a jog early in the morning. For much of the month it has been dark or misty – or pouring with rain – making photography difficult. The reservoir is two and a quarter miles in circumference and was built in the 1930s. In January […]

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Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: it’s Dellarobia against the world in a story of butterflies, scientists and sheep farmers
By February 5, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: it’s Dellarobia against the world in a story of butterflies, scientists and sheep farmers

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver One part environmental lecture and one part rural domestic drama, Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour gets stuck in the mud of Cub’s Appalachian sheep farm. In the opening pages the main protagonist Dellarobia appears to be about to start an affair as she runs away from her life as a mother […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: open letter to the law enforcement authorities, Government officials, the media and the general public about the notorious businessman Neill Malcolm Stuart John (who has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds of his clients’ cash and continues to trade)
By February 5, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: open letter to the law enforcement authorities, Government officials, the media and the general public about the notorious businessman Neill Malcolm Stuart John (who has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds of his clients’ cash and continues to trade)

An open letter has been emailed to the authorities, media and Government officials demanding action over the dealings of the businessman Neill Malcolm Stuart John of Barry in Wales. For more than two years journalist Harry Mottram has been exposing and reporting on his activities which entail less than honest trading in the printing and […]

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COMEDY: Comedy Night at the Roxy in Axbridge – with stand-ups, performance poets, crazy comic films and an evening of laughter

Next: Thursday 22nd March 2018. Axbridge Comedy Night.  Tickets on sale at the Chemist and Post Office. The last one sold out in hours so make sure you grab a ticket for the funniest night of the month in the town. More at www.harrymottram.co.uk and www.axbridgeroxy.org.uk 

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – NEWS: A Thousand Cranes takes their story of a tiny Japanese cake called the Little Mochi Man on tour (and it’s a really rice story)
By February 1, 2018 Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – NEWS: A Thousand Cranes takes their story of a tiny Japanese cake called the Little Mochi Man on tour (and it’s a really rice story)

A little ball of rice is at the centre of The Little Mochi Man as he travels across the mountains of Hokkaidoand somehow survives without being eaten. The theatre company A Thousand Cranes (in association with artsdepot) are behind the drama for children aged three to seven. The company describes the show in these terms: […]

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