Pardon our witches; The Bideford Three

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Pardon our witches; The Bideford Three

There has been rightly much media focus on institutionalised violence against women, from Angelina Jolie campaigning against rape as a weapon of war in many conflicts, to Female Genital Mutilation and the habitual horror in so many societies of so called “honour killing.” But an event at the weekend focused on when violence against women […]

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Terrorising your enemy with gruesome beheadings

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in Britain | 2 comments

There has been wholesale condemnation in the West of ISIS and their barbarous be-headings to terrify their enemies. The horrific video showing the killing of American Journalist James Foley last week, together with a threat to kill another American journalist being held hostage, Steven Sotloff, inspired widespread revulsion in the West and a desire to […]

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Wonderful Weymouth and Portland

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Wonderful Weymouth and Portland

I recently enjoyed a lovely weekend by the sea in Weymouth & Portland, host venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. It is a popular seaside holiday resort and Weymouth’s fine Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand.  The views from the bay are spectacular, […]

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Remembering Peterloo and our hard won rights

Posted on Aug 16, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Remembering Peterloo and our hard won rights

  The Peterloo Massacre, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, was being remembered today – 195 years on. It is a milestone in the hard fought & won freedoms for peaceful assembly. The appalling events in Egypt just over a year ago where an army brutally massacres civilian protesters should remind us today […]

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The Great Willy of Berkhamsted

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on The Great Willy of Berkhamsted

  One of my favourite places the historic town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire where the Saxon Kings surrendered to William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066 is getting plenty of publicity for all the wrong reasons.  A new map that aims to draw tourists into Berkhamsted has made the town look like a gigantic phallus. The news […]

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Gypsies Big Fat Neighbour

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Gypsies Big Fat Neighbour

Shocking news in The Bucks Herald for all law abiding folk resting in the safety of their own homes. Gypsies who have set up home in the Buckinghamshire village where Tony Blair lives are having action taken against them by the district council. Members of the gypsy community are believed to have bought land in […]

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The Poppy and the longing for Peace

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Britain | one comment

100 years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on the 4th August 1914 some have criticised The Eagle for tweeting (@theskibeagle) the picture from the Tower of London of the poppies commemorating the British Dead. There will be a total of 888,246 poppies planted, with each flower representing a British […]

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The In-Glorious 12th July in Glasgow

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on The In-Glorious 12th July in Glasgow

Last weekend eighteen people were arrested at the annual County Grand Orange Order parade in Glasgow, comonly known as the “Orange Walk”. Around 4500 marchers and 4000 spectators took part in the event. Police said that the arrests related to disorder, drinking in public and minor offences. The force had warned that sectarian behaviour and […]

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Stoke Mandeville, Poppa and The Paralympic Games

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Stoke Mandeville, Poppa and The Paralympic Games

As the Olympics finished in Beijing the focus turned to what is probably the more remarkable part of the Olympics, the Paralympic Games. The world thrilled at the sportsmanship, sacrifice and frequently the agony of the athletes taking part in the Olympics. Imagine then what it must be like to be a disabled athlete, in […]

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Summer Solstice – when the Sun stands still

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Summer Solstice – when the Sun stands still

The summer solstice is set to take place this weekend, marking the first day of the summer season in the northern hemisphere with the longest hours of daylight. On Saturday 21 June, the annual solstice occurs when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. At this time, the sun reaches its […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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