Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
|View of the Tour de France from above Holme Moss|
Meanwhile, five Army helicopters have delivered VIPs – surely royalty or government, I'm unsure which – to an unprepossessing field down below us: siren-sounding convoys had passed through and the camera helicopter had circled overhead. Yet, even from our lofty vantage it was over all to soon. Down in the valley, however, they are partying on: some have splashed £270 a head on an all-day exclusive at the local pub, featuring roadside vantage and copious food and drink, while the hoi polloi – many in Lycra – watch the race finish in Sheffield on a giant screen beside the beer marquee in the car park.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Stan Abbott has a vested interest in defending the Faroe Islanders: he has worked for more than 12 years with the national airline, Atlantic Airways (www.atlantic.fo) and the islands' tourism authorities (www.visitfaroeislands.com).
Monday, 12 May 2014
Chef Kenny Atkinson – whose House of Tides restaurant opened in a former merchant’s town house on Newcastle Quayside earlier this year – now knows all about the warts-and-all nature of living with English Heritage, which ischarged with ensuring that new uses for old buildings do not compromise either their fabric or their historic essence.
“The thing with English Heritage,” Kenny told me, “is that they want to see life in the building, which is great, and they are really enthusiastic that we have opened a restaurant. From that point of view they are really supportive. But getting permission to do things is a bit more difficult, because they only meet three of four times a year…
A version of this blog is appearing in Eastern Airways Magazine's June issue. www.easternairways.com/magazine