United in grief

Flowers, cards and tributes – including flowers from the club left on their seats in the stands – are brought to St James’s Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club in honour of John Alder and Liam Sweeney. The two lifelong and dedicated Newcastle fans died along with 296 others in the MH17 Malaysian flightContinue reading “United in grief”

The Yorkshire effect

The helicopters buzzing around overhead indicated that it was getting closer. That finally and after many hours the waiting was almost over. The relentless rise of cheering voices, the sound of whistles blowing and of cow bells being rung let everyone knew that it was almost upon them. The cars and motorbikes sped past. PoliceContinue reading “The Yorkshire effect”

‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell

For just the briefest of moments around Christmas time in 1914 a small reminder of normality amidst the chaos and madness of warfare returned when men, very young men, sitting in the cold trenches of the German Army and dug into the mud of the French countryside began to sing Christmas carols. As their voicesContinue reading “‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell”

Local and European elections.

Voters across Teesside and East Cleveland had the opportunity to vote today in the local and European elections. Polling stations were scattered all over the region and were open from 7am to 10pm. Here’s a few of the pictures I shot throughout the day at some of the polling stations and below them are linksContinue reading “Local and European elections.”

Skipton Waterway Festival

The Skipton Waterway Festival is a popular canal boat event held in the Skipton canal basin in Yorkshire. It is due to attract around 60 to 70 boaters to the three day festival with around 10,000 visitors expected over the bank holiday weekend. This year the theme of Tour De France Grand Depart was chosenContinue reading “Skipton Waterway Festival”