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Funding Auntie
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The British Broadcasting Company began life with a princely £100,000 in capital, about the same sum as half an Alan Yentob. Six wireless firms chipped in £60k and took up their place round a battered board table at the GEC bui lding at Magnet House. Other manufacturers threw in in the remainder for…

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I wrote this blog about eighteen months ago and the only response I feel I can have to recent events is to post it again.  For the passage that begins ‘This week has seen...’, I now write - the massacre of innocent people in Paris, the state killing of an individual by use of a drone, the continuin…

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Waiting outside the station for the taxi I watch for anyone else who might also be making their way up to the house that used to belong to the poet, Ted Hughes, for a writing course centred around nature.  When my wife read the description of the course to me so many months ago I felt I had to go; …

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Above is blue sky, the pale tender blue of an early spring, crossed by wisps of smoky cloud blown by a sharp breeze. There is a call, a shrill cry, and the form of a bird of prey, long wings outstretched, drifts over the bare trees.  The grey brown of its feathers can be seen and its head moves fro…

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