Billingham

23 Apr 19
maryspence

Dorothea Lange was born in May 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey (USA).  As a child, she contracted polio which left her with a withered foot and a permanent limp; her father abandoned the family early in the 20th century, at which time, Lange adopted her mother’s maiden name. The family’s circumstances and her limp perhaps […]

23 Apr 19
BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Firstly I wish to thank Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the Blog Tour for WHERE THE DEAD FALL by MJ Lee BOOK DESCRIPTION One chance encounter, one street side murder, will change everything. The extraordinary new Ridpath crime thriller DI Ridpath is in the process of getting his life back together […]

22 Apr 19
Lynda Kuit Photography: Documentary - Fact & Fiction

Our course manual instructs us to listen to a commentary by Miranda Gavin from Hotshoe talking about documentary photography. Gavin says we are to look carefully at the various nomenclatures uses for documentary photography, e.g. photojournalism, reportage and documentary and see if they are still relevant. Digital platforms are making documentary work more accessible to […]

22 Apr 19
The Divine Write

Author – M J Lee.  Martin has spent most of his adult life writing in one form or another. As a University researcher in history, he wrote pages of notes on reams of obscure topics. As a social worker with Vietnamese refugees, he wrote memoranda. And, as the creative director of an advertising agency, he […]

22 Apr 19
AMETHYST SAW

Hey Gem, meet the books and candy box I got from Bookish Species’ Blind Date With A Book. Get a new wallpaper at the end! My mystery book was Die of Shame by Mark Billingham (its in the middle). Book Synopsis Six Secrets. Six motives Who did it? Every Monday evening, six people gather in […]

21 Apr 19
Grass Routes

Perfect weather, perfect climax, Billingham Town and Thornaby are both in contention for the title on the final day of the second division season. Town, two points ahead, are at Heaton Stannington, fourth. Thornaby host Esh Winning, third bottom. Not (so far as is known) having the services of a helicopter, the league not unreasonably […]

20 Apr 19
Acordo Coletivo: Cidadania

So you’re organising a hack day or hackathon? Here are some basic requirements to make your event a success, and avoid the common pitfalls that could otherwise ruin it. If you cannot provide any of the following, make it clear to guests before registration. Attendees are generally forgiving when clear communication is given. These are […]

20 Apr 19
Write Results Blog

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have only read one of Mark Billingham’s previous novels and will now be out to fill in the gaps.  Seriously enjoyable read and I found myself mesmerised with some of the nasty, wicked twists.  I guess it needed a warped mind to enjoy it as well as write it. DI Tom Thorne is a […]

20 Apr 19
Grass Routes

Football folk love Good Friday – and Easter Monday, for that matter. Properly played, it offers the possibility of three matches in a day. Nothing so ambitious here, but there’s an 11am kick-off at Willington – Darlington Travellers Rest, a club of which I’ve long been president, against Shildon Railway in the Norman Wright Cup […]

19 Apr 19
Connor's Football Travels

I had been contemplating what game(s) to do today since my last game on Wednesday night. The options I had given myself were Chester-le-Street Town vs Northallerton at Billingham Town in the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup final, Hartlepool United vs FC Halifax Town in the National League and Billingham Sythonia vs Redcar Athletic in Northern […]

19 Apr 19
Connor's Football Travels

It’s actually been a few years since I was last at an Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup final. I wasn’t at last year’s double header at Consett, and I didn’t watch the final the year before either. The last time I watched the final of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup was in 2015-2016 when Northallerton Town […]

19 Apr 19
Utopian United Kingdom

As said in the title, I've received an attractive job off in Billingham and know nothing about the area. I currently live in Cambridge with my partner. While we enjoy outdoors we also like to go out for food, attend gigs, see shows, etc. So looking for a place with something going on. Leeds seems […]

18 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

One of the stars of the successful TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins comes to Dundee next month. Mark "Billy" Billingham MBE – who was Bodyguard for Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sir Michael Caine and other celebrities – will be at the Whitehall Theater on Thursday, May 2nd. The former soldier […]

18 Apr 19
Archy news nety

One of the stars of the popular TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins is coming to Dundee next month. Mark "Billy" Billingham MBE – who has been a bodyguard for Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sir Michael Caine and other celebrities – will be at the Whitehall Theater on Thursday, May 2. […]

18 Apr 19
Grass Routes

Former Darlington and South Shields player Ian Larnach died today, aged 67. A lovely and an inspiring man, he’d fought bowel cancer for almost eight years  with indomitable courage and a total absence of self-pity. Much more of Ian in my Northern Echo column on Saturday. For the moment, let’s just recall his passage to […]