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Publisher. Writer and editor for hire. Paul has worked on Fleet Street. Paul has written and edited a myriad publications, including ghost writing for professors in engineering to footballers and everyone in between. Paul has created online magazines for companies, including Betfair, BT, Tesco, Reuters and Vodafone.


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Coronavirus: When Dr Amgad El-Hawrani died the media went into overdrive

When Dr Amgad El-Hawrani died the media went into overdrive. Dr El-Hawrani, 55, was an NHS ear, nose and throat consultant at Derby and Burton hospitals. He died last night … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Hong Kong police issue chilling threat to freedom

British police in Derbyshire remain a few steps behind their Hong Kong counterparts in the rush to curtail civil liberties and hard-won freedoms as humanity faces Covid-19.

A tweet from … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


May 16 2020: The Moon, Venus and Jupiter will make a smiley face in the sky over North America

This May 16, a crescent moon beneath Venus And Jupiter will form a smiley face in the sky. The occultation, says ABS-CBN News, will only be visible from the USA … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Morgan Freeman narrates Grandma Sandy

Morgan Freeman – The Voice of God – narrates Grandma Sandy’s home experiment:

Posted by Paul Sorene on Thursday, 26 March 2020

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Posted: 28th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Hilary Clinton says Donald Trump has made ‘America first’ only at Coronavirus deaths

As Donald Trump outdoes god by bringing not one man back from the dead but the entire country – making the divine’s Good Friday into Trump’s Great Friday – Hilary … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Covid-19 : Turning a young woman’s death into a media storm

A report on Chloe Middleton on the BBC News Website

When Chloe Middleton died, the Guardian described her as “the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim”. Well, not quite, because the the paper … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


DVD of Seinfeld bloopers found at flea market

“I found this DVD of Seinfeld bloopers at a flea market,” writes Jon Lott. “It had a clearly homemade DVD cover, and an unmarked DVD inside. The video quality is … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2020 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Derbyshire police do The Hunger Games – coronavirus drone targets Peak District walkers

Derbyshire Police have published footage from their drone cam of people walking their dogs and hiking in the Peak District.

As Derbyshire Police shame people for exercising and not breaking … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Art and design re-imagined for the isolation era

As Coronavirus turns us into hermits, we look at art re-imagined by José Manuel Ballester’s Concealed Spaces reimagines iconic works of art with the people gone:

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Posted: 26th, March 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


March to Beat Coronavirus – #StopTheSpread

Hashtags, candlelit vigils and songs cannot defeat Coronavirus. We need to do more. So join the March To Stop The Spread this April 1. Join thousands of activists in cities … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal ‘delight’ at Upamecano talk gets lost in translation

A bit of Arsenal transfer news in the BBC. The Gunners are “on course” to recruit Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig”. The 21-year-old French defender is “keen to move on … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Internet Archive creates National Emergency Library for instant access to its 1.4million books

Shut indoors you can read and read thanks to the Internet Archive which has suspended waiting lists for the 1.4 million book on it shelves by creating a National Emergency Library.

During … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2020 | In: Books, Key Posts, News | Comment


Child breaks down as McDonalds, Pizza Hut and the Chinese restaurant close forcing her to eat mum’s cooking (video)

Jo Charlton post the following video of her daughter having a meltdown over the closure of fast food eateries. “Just like to add… we didn’t live off of takeaways!!! The … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Stay at home: That NHS Text sent to 1.5million ‘vulnerable’ Britons as Coronavirus fear mounts

This text message was delivered to around 1.5 million Britons yesterday afternoon:

NHS Coronavirus Service: We have identified that you’re someone at risk of severe illness if you catch Coronavirus. Please … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus Law : the newspapers lead with house arrest

We’re all under house arrest in the UK – unless you need to go shopping, jogging or sell discount trainers and anoraks at Sports Direct. (Prime Minister Boris Johnson says … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Coylumbridge Hotel in Aviemore make staff homeless – blame it on admin error

The Colyumbridge Hotel new Aviemore, Scotland, has been making news. The “perfect escape for an unforgettable family vacation” has sent out a letter telling employees to get thee hence. Coronavirus … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2020 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment


Coronavirus: A ‘useful’ cull on Scotland’s old and infirm

Do we much care what former government officials say or think? Over Brexit we were told that we should. Ex-politicians and wonks got to opine on the BBC and big … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Ward off Alzheimer’s with grumbling and circumspection

Good news for moaners: researchers at the University of Geneva and the University Hospitals of Geneva) have found evidence to suggest that being cantankerous can ward off Alzheimer’s. The research, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Anti-Coronavirus hand gels from Bulgarian vodka and Bristol gin

‘Hand gets?,” asked my Bulgarian friend Vanya. “Nah. Use vodka and tissues.” What;’ good in London is better in Bristol, where Bristol gin distillery Psychopomp is using some of … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Araenal ‘want’ £50m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

No football. No problem. The BBC will continue to bring you football news. Today’s news is for all Arsenal fans because the Gunners are “resigned to losing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Coronavirus: Daily Mail wants to isolate GMB presenter Susanna Reid

The Daily Mail is hot on news and more news on the Coronavirus. It’s worried about the wellbeing of the aged (its readers). So the front page carries sage advice: … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Coronavirus: Fox News debates the unknown knowns and known unknowns

Coronavirus has placed the UK on a war footing – and we all know what war is good for: yep – hours and hours of strident to deadline punditry. Every … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment


UK Health Minister Matt Hancock puts his advice behind a paywall: Get FREE Coronavirus information from experts

Coronavirus COVID-19 has replaced Brexit as the media’s focus point. Thankfully, people more versed in such illnesses are here to cut through the to-deadline blather. You can tune into … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus Cup bias: Liverpool to be awarded PL title and West Ham stay up

With top-flight football banned until April 4 at the earliest as the coronavirus bites, fair minds have been pushing their agendas. West Ham United’s vice-chairman Karren Brady insists that the … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2020 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment