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A Busy Week at the British Engineerium

As usual it’s been a busy week of meetings and events but it’s great to see the ball rolling and really picking up speed with all my plans for the British Engineerium.  I’m aiming to keep the whole process eco-friendly and community focused so the support I’ve had from a number of local companies and initiatives is exciting. It will …

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On my Soapbox with Whats Happening

Well for once I wholeheartedly agree with the council’s proposal to support Volks Railway.  My criticism, if I have one, is that it has been presented in such a way that many people see this as a solar power project when it is simply a long overdue revamp of the stations, engine shed and rolling stock.  The solar power element …

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Open Day Success!

Following yesterday’s Open Day at the British Engineerium I just want to express my personal gratitude to everyone who came along. There is so much background work that goes into projects like these and without the dedicated team of staff and volunteers who helped out yesterday the event simply would not have been possible, so a huge thankyou to all. …

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Supper in the Spotlight

On Wednesday night I attended Hove Kitchen  for a dinner  hosted by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce as part of their supper series ‘In the Spotlight’. The evening was led by former BBC journalist Miranda Birch and in our ‘conversation’ I gave advice based upon my experience to an audience of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and equally business-minded people. I always …

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Raising a glass to ‘The New Alex’

  It doesn’t seem five years since The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital opened its doors back in June 2007 but its impact on children’s care across Sussex has been staggering. Arm in arm with the Rockinghorse children’s charity  in this short time ‘The New Alex’ has  raised  £250, 000 to fund expensive hospital equipment and specialised staff – truly providing …

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What’s Happening – October Feature

Well if there is one thing that age teaches you it’s that there are days when you should just curl up and avoid the perils of life. Instinct tells you that whatever decisions you make that day they will be the wrong ones. I felt it was such a day when I woke to see a text from a friend …

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A Grilling with The Argus

Thankyou to The Argus and to all those who submitted questions to The Argus for me to answer. For someone like me who is so passionate about Brighton and Hove it is brilliant to be given the opportunity to hear others thoughts about our city and my own well-known opinions. So here is the article! Hove Actually: Do you think …

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The British Engineerium on Facebook

Everything is on track  for October’s Open Day at the British Engineerium and it is about time I made the Museum a little bit more ‘Open to the Public’. We already have a website which contains all the main information and links (www.britishengineerium.org) but we have now set up a Facebook page so that everyone can get involved. So please …

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Brighton & Hove on Latest TV

A brilliant result for Latest TV last night after they were awarded the licence to be Brighton & Hove’s first terrestrial TV station. Broadcasting from studios in the Latest Music Bar on Channel 8 this local station will be a fantastic platform for our cities businesses and residents. It is about time that there was a channel showcasing all that …

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Ask me anything…

Unashamedly opinionated I look forward to my public grilling in  The Argus’ new ‘hotseat’ feature:        

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