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Posted at 11:44pm Wednesday 22nd April 2009
I admit I haven’t blogged in a while. But as the only reporter covering an exciting patch like Haringey, can you blame me? With vans, lorries, police cars and buses mowing people down at every junction, I’ve hardly had time to pause for breath. I don’t think the same can be said, however, for my counterparts on the nationals if the headlines Britain's Got Talent's “Hairy Angel” has racked up over the last week is anything to go by.
Posted at 1:02pm Sunday 1st March 2009
Newsflash: I've returned to the Haringey Independent. It was almost as if I never left.
Posted at 3:31pm Wednesday 12th November 2008
As stories fall through — or better stories flood in — us journo’s have found it wise to hold regular news meetings to keep on top of what gems are going to make it in the paper.
Posted at 1:21pm Thursday 16th October 2008
Hoorah! It’s Black History Month. Which also coincides with my one-year anniversary with the paper.
Posted at 3:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2008
Had I not known what the Turkish flag looked like before I arrived in the country, it would have become abundantly clear within minutes of being there. The red and yellow cloth was flown gaily from every suitable orifice and there were more bronzed statues and busts of Attaturk, the Republic of Turkey’s founding father, than you could shake a kebab stick at.
Posted at 2:17pm Friday 5th September 2008
I take umbrage to the word selfish. The people that know me best, know that calling me selfish mid-argument is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. My main gripe is this: because one party is not getting their way, the other party invariably becomes the self-obsessed egocentric.
Posted at 8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2008
Whenever I call my grandmother in the Bahamas I know at the end of the conversation she will tell me how much she loves me.
Posted at 3:50pm Monday 18th August 2008
I ruined summer 1995 when I fell off my bike. After deciding that grazed knees didn’t really warrant a trip home for a kiss and a cuddle from Mum, I was fully prepared to jump back in the saddle. That was until I saw my forefinger hanging limply on my left hand and a rogue tarsal popping out to say hello. I fainted.
Posted at 10:36am Tuesday 5th August 2008
I haven’t been feeling very well lately. It started with a thumping heart and a light head. Then dizzy spells preceded by feelings of extreme euphoria. I started taking an unhealthy interest in US politics. I got this unshakeable urge to buy novelty items off the Internet. Pass me my smelling salts — I’ve got Obamamania.
Posted at 4:20pm Friday 25th July 2008
Kids stabbing kids is not sexy but media outlets, politicians and the police could be accused of thinking differently. It makes for great news, great policies and great sound bites. It also makes it easier to gather support for increasing controversial tactics like stop-and-search. But these establishments all fail to provide solutions, real solutions, to ending street violence.
Posted at 3:41pm Monday 30th June 2008
There’s a saying by a wise old man called Confucius who said if you do a job you love, you never have to work a day in your life. Warm words. But I think it’s safe to say he wasn’t a journalist. Or a nurse. Or a teacher. Or a social worker.
Posted at 12:30pm Saturday 3rd May 2008
As I covered the elections at Alexandra Palace, what I didn’t expect is how much I would actually care, or how passionate I would actually feel about who won this election or about politics in general.