Paul Nuttall in Hartlepool – #GE17

The UK Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall visited Hartlepool today following his announcement that he would run as the candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency in the General Election. Britain is to go to the polls on June 8, 2017 after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap general election. Before his arrivalContinue reading “Paul Nuttall in Hartlepool – #GE17”

Hands up if you like surfing…?

So I was out today for a couple of hours shooting at a local spot close to me that many who surf the east coast will know about and one which on the right swell, always delivers…today’s lucky winners who scored when I was there were father and son chargers Gary and Evan Rogers andContinue reading “Hands up if you like surfing…?”

Life’s a Bench

So I’ve been dipping in and out of a project recently that began, quite without intention, a number of years ago where I document the plaques left in memorial to loved ones on benches that I happened to pass as I was out and about on various other jobs or projects. What started out asContinue reading “Life’s a Bench”

Year of the Rooster

Thousands of visitors came to Chinatown in Newcastle Upon Tyne to watch and take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations to mark The Year of the Rooster. Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and brings families and communities together for a week long public holiday. TECH STUFF: All pictures in thisContinue reading “Year of the Rooster”

Blyth Tall Ships Regatta

The bustling port town in South East Northumberland played host to the four-day long prestigious Tall Ships Regatta. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular ships in the world, some up to 100 metres long and decades old attended the event from Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK before theyContinue reading “Blyth Tall Ships Regatta”

Coast People – Life on the north east coast

As many of you will know I have been planning to produce a book about a project that I have been working on for a number of years called ‘Coast People’. Initially things with the publishers were going well and the layouts and text were all sorted and it was starting to take shape. HoweverContinue reading “Coast People – Life on the north east coast”

COMING SOON…My new book!

I’m delighted to announce that my new book – ‘Coast People – Life on the north east coast’ has gone to print and will be available soon. ‘Coast People‘ is a photo-book that tells the story of a stretch of British coastline from the area known as South Gare at the mouth of the river Tees,Continue reading “COMING SOON…My new book!”

Grassroots – Back in the Ring

Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott joined Labour candidate Anna Turley on a visit to Redcar Amateur Boxing Club earlier today. The visit marks the start of the final weekend of Labour’s campaigning ahead of what is predicted to be the closest General Election in decades on MayContinue reading “Grassroots – Back in the Ring”

Grassroots – Horden

Horden is a coastal town on the North-east coast of England in County Durham. Politically it is part of the wider Easington constituency and is a key marginal seat that is sure to play an important part in the General Election this coming May. Split between the Horden North and Horden South wards of DurhamContinue reading “Grassroots – Horden”

Pitmen’s Pride

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 “Pitmen’s Pride”