Category Archives: A day in the life…

Stories from a career in newspapers, some funny, some sad, some a little bit scary.

A little bit of Wimbledon History

In the early 90s I was working for the Daily Mail in London and was fortunate enough to live in Wimbledon. The SW19 post code covers a vast area and contains both massive multi-million pound houses, situated in Wimbledon village, … Continue reading

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9/11 a day in the life

The Twin Towers – a televised tragedy Of course, 9/11 is a JFK moment. We all remember where we were when the twin towers collapsed. It signalled not just a single world event, but set the course for the world … Continue reading

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9/11 Remembered. A view from Riyadh.

9/11 Remembered – the day that changed the world. William Sutherland was working as an accountant for a company based in Saudi Arabia between 1999 and 2003. He and his family were living with other Ex-pats in Riyadh when the … Continue reading

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Saving the Reliant Robin | A day in the life…

Saving the Reliant Robin Today newspaper was a great place to work. It revolutionised printing, being the first paper to print in colour. It took a while to settle down ( in the first few editions, pictures were so out … Continue reading

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You could make it up | A day in the life……

You could make it up….   Many years ago, I worked at what many would call a tabloid newspaper, though we thought ourselves rather better than the ‘ Gutter Press ‘. One of the plum jobs was that of royal … Continue reading

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