Monthly Archives: January 2012

They’re stealing the fat of the insane!

On January 29 1820 Britain’s King George III died insane at Windsor Castle. And speaking of the insane, I’ve been reading Edwin Trueman’s ‘History of Ilkeston’ a gem of a book from 1880. Under the section on local beliefs and … Continue reading

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Neal James interview coming soon – Questions, questions, questions

Last Saturday we heard the first edition of Writing Beyond with the short crime story ‘Marks on the Wall’ by Neal James. The story was taken from his first collection of short stories, available in all the usual places and … Continue reading

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Ilkeston’s reluctant MP

The political correspondent of the Sunday Express in January 1934 mused on just what our elected members were doing for their vast salary of £360 a year. Mr Flint had, he said, made a speech on the first day of … Continue reading

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Writing Beyond: Weekly showcase of new writing from Erewash and Beyond

Tomorrow we’re going into the studio to record the first story for Writing Beyond, our new writing feature. Writing Beyond is the rebranded ‘story of the week’, opened up to promote other forms of writing including poetry, travelogues and comedy … Continue reading

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Twin Town News: Poker Addict’s Compensation Gamble

An online poker addict had his claim for compensation thrown out this Tuesday by the Administrative Court of Chalons-en-Champagne, Ilkeston’s French twin town. The 37-year-old addict blamed the state for his gambling losses and sought 100,000 euros in compensation. The … Continue reading

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Story of the week #1: Clown by Seymour Jacklin

Each week we bring you a short story from a talented writer and we were very happy to feature Seymour Jacklin from Stories from the Borders of Sleep in our first show. Stories from the Borders of Sleep is a … Continue reading

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Recipe of the week: Chocolate Orange and Ginger Nut Tiffin

Easy to make. Hard to resist. This chocolate treat is a foolproof resolution breaker and destroyer of diets. You could pretend that the real orange zest makes it healthy but all it does is make it even more irresistible. This … Continue reading

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