Newcastle becomes United

Newcastle was very much united today as the city, its inhabitants and many others who travelled in from further afield came together to hold a counter-demonstration and march in response to a demonstration by the German based far right movement – PEGIDA. The group formed originally by a German┬áPR agency owner called Lutz Bachmann, heldContinue reading “Newcastle becomes United”

Grassroots – Dormanstown

The Labour shadow Justice Minister Dan Jarvis MP visited Dormanstown in Redcar earlier today. The visit comes on day eight of a nine day national tour ahead of Labour’s general election campaign and Mr Jarvis heard about the challenges of providing neighbourhood policing after government cuts to police funding and force numbers as well asContinue reading “Grassroots – Dormanstown”

Degrees of separation

Middlesbrough town centre hosted two demonstrations yesterday. The first was a counter demonstration held to celebrate diversity on Teesside and also to show opposition against an English Defence League demonstration that had been planned for later the same day…         TECH STUFF: All pictures were shot with a Leica M9 with aContinue reading “Degrees of separation”

The Surge

In what was predicted to be the worst storm surge in 30 years strong winds and high tides caused by a low pressure system sitting over the country all combined to cause severe flooding in many of our coastal towns and villages around the country. The surge resulted in the deaths of two people withContinue reading “The Surge”

Tapestry of Tradition

From early morning on the twelfth of August in 1871 groups of miners and their families made their way steadily towards the City of Durham. Like small conquering armies they headed towards the cathedral city along the small roads and tracks that snaked through the countryside marching behind heavy canvas banners held aloft by thoseContinue reading “Tapestry of Tradition”