Opinion

  • Centenary of Amble’s first monument

    Centenary of Amble’s first monument

    19th October 2017

    One hundred years ago, on Sunday October 27th in 1917, the ceremony of unveiling the memorial…

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  • Age of insecurity: Health worries

    Age of insecurity: Health worries

    12th October 2017

    “Cyberchondria” is a very evocative word. It refers to an aspect of hypochondria which is a…

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  • Age of Insecurity: new Olympic sport

    Age of Insecurity: new Olympic sport

    22nd August 2017

    Swallow diving on tarmac is not yet an Olympic sport. I’ve become quite good at it,…

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  • Back to the beaches: a trip to Normandy with Amble D-Day veteran

    Back to the beaches: a trip to Normandy with Amble D-Day veteran

    21st August 2017

    Travelling in a convoy of 94 London taxis with French police outriders on motorbikes was an…

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  • Age of Insecurity: Cultivated Eccentricity

    Age of Insecurity: Cultivated Eccentricity

    13th July 2017

    I’ve never tried to write anything where I’ve worked backwards in time. However this is a…

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  • Age of insecurity. How much is true?

    Age of insecurity. How much is true?

    2nd March 2017

    There have been many disturbing reports from around the world recently. The most harrowing stories come…

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  • Captain Coquet’s Corner: Coquet kitchen

    Captain Coquet’s Corner: Coquet kitchen

    17th February 2017

    It’s a race against time to get the island ready for the return of the puffins…

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  • Age of insecurity: Trouble in so many places

    Age of insecurity: Trouble in so many places

    14th December 2016

    When I read the recent submissions deadline email from the Ambler, I considered asking for a…

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  • Winter waders and dastardly drones

    Winter waders and dastardly drones

    13th December 2016

    As the winter months close in, the island is filling with birds seeking sanctuary and good…

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  • Age of Insecurity: green shoots at home and abroad

    Age of Insecurity: green shoots at home and abroad

    21st October 2016

    So much has happened since our last issue that it’s hard to know where to start….

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