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Peter Hinchliffe worked as a reporter on daily newspapers in England, the US and Kenya. He news edited the Daily Nation in Nairobi and was a stringer for Associated Press. He now runs a daily literary Web magazine www.openwriting.com
No. Article Date
The Web Is Winning the News War
Now the expression 'hot off the press' is history
1
At 3:15 p.m. I would dash back to the office with hand-written reports, and those reports would appear in the paper's la... >>more
2009.01.05
An Empty Place at the Table
Peter Hinchliffe reflects on life and family after the death of his wife of 45 years
2
Why should I have been so lucky? I don't know the answer. What I do know is that luck, like life, does not last forever.... >>more
2008.12.30
The Plight of the Honeybee
The cause of Colony Collapse Disorder is not fully understood
3
Suggestions have been made that cell phone radiation, pesticides of genetically modified crops could be to blame. Expert... >>more
2008.12.29
This Credit Card Could Ruin You
The average British adult now owes 33,000 pounds through mortgages, credit cards and personal loans
4
The first credit card was launched in the UK in 1966 by Barclays Bank. A converted shoe and boot factory in Northampton... >>more
2008.10.14
Yah, Boo! We're Taller Than You!
The Burj Dubai dwarfs the UK's tallest freestanding structure Emley Moor Tower
5
It's cold up there on Emley Moor when winter comes. Don't I know it! The cylindrical mast was regularly coated with ice.... >>more
2008.10.09
The End in Sight for Some Newspapers?
Millions of news addicts are now content to get their daily 'fix' elsewhere
6
Jane Martinson, writing in The Guardian this week, asked, "Which newspaper group will be the first to go bust? Politics ... >>more
2008.10.03
The Time of the Turnip
UK sales of the humble turnip are soaring
7
As the credit crunch bites harder, housewives used to buying convenience prepared meals are preparing the dinners their ... >>more
2008.09.26
Hurray for the U3A!
U3A and similar organizations have enriched the lives thousands of senior citizens
8
The University of the Third Age began in France. In 1972 in Toulouse, a successful summer school for retired people pref... >>more
2008.09.22
We're All as Greedy as Bankers
Even as banks granted loans to people who could never repay them, the people took them
9
Bankers have rewarded themselves with annual bonuses running into millions of dollars. They are now sitting targets for ... >>more
2008.09.17
Hurricane Alley
Texas no stranger to violent storms
10
One of the most violent hurricanes ever to hit the US roared into Galveston on Sept. 8, 1900. Six thousand people were v... >>more
2008.09.15
Don't Eat Meat and Pay More for Your Bun
British farmers are looking on in anguish as this year's cereal crop deteriorates
11
Some crops have been abandoned. If the weather improves this month some grain may still be harvested, but it is likely... >>more
2008.09.12
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Me
In Britain house sales are almost at a standstill
12
We bought our first house for 4,000 pounds ($7,000), and our second for 7,500 pounds ($13,275). Thirty-six years on, we ... >>more
2008.09.09
Our Billionaire Is Richer Than Your Billionaire
Abu Dhabi United Group purchase Manchester City
13
The announcement yesterday that Abu Dhabi United Group had bought Manchester City from Thaksin Shinawatra, the former pr... >>more
2008.09.03
Not the Last of the Summer Wine
You can still have fun at 60 and beyond
14
The BBC comedy sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine," filmed just eight miles away from my Yorkshire home, serves as an on-go... >>more
2008.08.30
Barmy Brits Hail Their Olympic Heroes
Team G.B.'s medal haul seems to have altered the attitude of a number of cynical Britons
15
Britons have been starved of sporting success. Football is the nation's leading sport. England's Premier League provides... >>more
2008.08.28
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