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Media that I pay for

Ged Carroll blogged about media that he pays for and then Stephen Waddington followed, so I thought I’d add to what could become a meme and list my personal essentials: The Guardian – no matter how in to ‘online’ I am, nothing beats a physical newspaper. It’s so much more enjoyable and easier to read […]

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Seven years today since my first blog

It was seven years ago today (on April 24, 2003) when I started my first blog. Little did I know at the time what an amazing effect it would have on my life and career. If I hadn’t started that blog I might never have started Wolfstar. It would be great to be able to […]

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Leeds Loves Food off to a crackling start

Last night I had a great night out with my wife to sample the Leeds Loves Food tasting menu at The Living Room on Greek Street in the centre of Leeds. I have to admit I was a bit dubious…

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PRs supporting journalists facing redundancy

On Thursday I Twittered my support for the striking journalists on the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post who are facing redundancy. I was delighted by the almost instant response from Yorkshire’s public relations professionals with lots of colleagues from…

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CBS goes inside the Barack Obama campaign

I’ve just found this fascinating video on the Total Politics site where CBS takes a camera crew inside the Barack Obama campaign to interview some of the backroom staffers. Most telling for me was chief strategist, David Axelrod, talking about…

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Some really interesting business blog links

I’m not a fan of link posts, but for once I’m going to indulge in it myself: OpenSkies is a new airline from British Airways and it has launched not with a traditional website, but with flyopenskies a business blog…

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Google’s DJ Collins to speak at Leeds Met University

Richard Bailey reports that DJ Collins – Head of Corporate Communications for Google in the UK, Ireland and Benelux – is giving a guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan University on October 15. It will be good to meet DJ as…

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Manchester recreates city in Second Life

The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester is set to open a virtual version of itself in Second Life. The aim is promote the Manchester ‘brand’ and raise awareness of the city in the real world. The move is a…

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New free city centre paper for Leeds

Press Gazette reports that Johnston Press is launching City Lite, a free new weekly paper targeted at young professionals in Leeds city centre. The first edition is out on Friday – which I guess means it’s all going to be…

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Cold in Leeds in August

Thanks to The Register for alerting me to the fact I need to wear my woolly jumper today as the BBC forecasts temperatures will plummet to 3°C. Technorati : BBC, Leeds, The Register

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