Camp Beagle is a permanent vigil outside MBR Acres near Huntingdon, a facility that breeds beagle puppies for experimentation in laboratories. I spent a weekend at the camp, chatting with activists and taking part in a noisy demonstration. Here's my report.
Many people take on bartender work; either as a part-time cash boost, or a full-time occupation. Here are ten situations a bartender will probably encounter in the job.
In 2009, I was admitted to hospital for a cholecystectomy, which is the removal of the gallbladder. Here is the story of why I had to have the operation, and how it went.
Whether you are taking the family to a well run campsite, or heading into the woods alone with a rucksack, here are some tips on planning your camping trip.
In this age of 3D, CGI, surround-sound cinema, where everything we see on the screen is believable, monochrome films can look dated. Yet there were many excellent movies made back then - like these.
Living close to a huge construction site will naturally cause disruption, but when the construction company publicly claims it will act with consideration, and then doesn't, complaints are justified.
Some terms associated with Microsoft Excel sound daunting, but they needn't be. Here are examples of how Data Validation and Conditional Formatting can be used in everyday situations.
Many people have photographs to remind them of lost loved ones. I have a wealth of such photos, but I also came across a written commentary to accompany them, in the form of an essay my father wrote on the subject 'An Account of a Journey I Have Made'. Here is his story.
In search of something different on New Year's Eve, my partner and I went to the Tar Barrel Festival in the Northumberland village of Allendale. It was a spectacular sight, and well worth the effort.
Some unsolved or controversial cases might never be solved. But if you could crack just one, which of these three would you choose?
Conditional formatting in Excel is a super function that has many uses. For those new to spreadsheets, here is an example of how it can be put to good effect.
This sad tale shows how the lack of consideration shown towards an exhausted, grief-stricken employee led to the Thirsk railway collision of 1862.
For people living inland, a trip to the seaside is a novelty - but does this wear off for those of us who live on the coast? This article looks at the pros and cons.
The harsh prison regime that existed in Victorian England proved too much for one convict. Unable to face the prospect of a fifteen-year stretch, he confessed to a murder that had been committed thirteen years earlier in the hope that he would be hanged.
Trypophobia, the fear of clusters of holes, affects many people. While the potency of trypophobic images fades, there are many new ones waiting to pounce, as I recently discovered.