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Roads? Where I’m going I won’t need roads…

And now the end is near and so I face the final curtain. So said the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra.

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Bitsa ramblings on travel – both time and otherwise

In the mid-90s I briefly took a break from playing Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64 and worrying about who would win the musical face-off between Blur and Oasis to watch children’s television.

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Gammar Nazi puts the word out on language

Earlier this week, for reasons now forgotten, I was looking back over some old articles I had written and came across one which had the phrase ‘Occupied France’.

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Why regular bus journeys could drive you mad

So my R plates come down in just over two weeks. Big whoop I know. Some people reading this column have been driving for years and will be thinking ‘so what?’

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Serious reservations at the ceasing of Ceefax

So here we are in the space year 2012. While we’re not yet living on the moon or eating our meals in pills as TV and films had promised me, one thing promised long ago will definitely be taking place this year – the switching off of the terrestrial television signal in Northern Ireland.

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Blowing off those rumours of Bob’s Baker Street solo

Did you know Bob Holness played the saxophone solo in Baker Street? It took precisely three seconds from the revelation of the former Blockbusters host’s death last week for someone to present the office with that ‘fact’.

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The long wait for freedom

An Irish politician said recently that Irish people would have got freedom sooner – and better – if the 1916 […]

Master blaster misses the point… again

“That’s terrible,” said Peter Sheehan as he sat in the Bridge Bar and Grill in Glengormley watching the Munster hurling […]

Bring the sweet bird song back to your garden

If only workmen weren’t so damned professional nowadays, our birdlife would be in better shape. When Dúlra was a youngster, […]

Why Dave and Enda must now take action

WITH the obscenities that are happening in Gaza, it’s an effort to wrench attention back to our own tormented situation. […]

Nature bestows its bounty on our birdlife

MAYBE it’s something to do with growing older, with the knowledge incrementally increasing with each day that you’ll not be […]

Why do loyal wee Ulster’s sportsmen get the best and worst of both worlds?

RORY McIlroy – or Rory McIlbhoy as he’s now referred to in the Twaddell caravan – probably thought he had […]