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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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Why I’m going to meet the queen

Last night, I attended the most solemn occasion in the calendar of any republican mayor: a Mass in Clonard in […]

A BIG response to Squinter’s recent piece on Buckfast and the fact that it’s not big in West Belfast. Some […]

The secrets of a long-lost medal are finally known

There’s a fella I meet in the pub most weekends. He always has a smile and he can tell a […]

Squinter’s review of the year: part one

JANUARY LOYALIST community representative Jim Wilson said on the Nolan Show on Tuesday morning that the continuing violence was having […]

Jane’s bird in the hand is a very trusting little fella

A robin’s not just for Christmas – they’re our favourite bird all year around. And as this picture shows, it’s […]

Debate on FRC proposals comes down to the haves and have nots

THERE has been a hot debate in recent days after the report by the Football Review Committee gave the details […]