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CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury
April 17, 2014 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury

Harold Bishop on Neighbours. The last Marathon made before it became Snickers. Natural hair on Francis Lee’s head. Ryan Giggs’ legs. All things in life come to an end, some welcome, some not. For some …

CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie
April 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie

Bury’s a fun place, isn’t it? There’s always loads going on. Take this Saturday, for example, where a quick peruse of Bury council’s website will show exactly what I’m on about. Fancy an afternoon roller …

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)
April 5, 2014 – 8:05 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part four (the end)

part four of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three
April 4, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part three

part three of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two
April 3, 2014 – 8:49 am | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part two

Part two of a short story…

Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one
April 2, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Easy Money (Cheltenham 1992)… part one

Here is the first part of a four-part short story… We will be publishing the story in its entirety over the next four days.

CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon
March 26, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon

Alright, bathing fans, the moment you’ve been dreaming of for so long has arrived: we’re finally going to talk bath tubs. Now before you start getting carried away wondering “Will there be a mention of …

From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history
March 26, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
From Orgreave to Moston, we make our own history

We own a football club, we fell in love, and we’re building a stadium because not only were we taught to dream, we also have an unwavering belief that we can make our own history.

The Last of the Real Labour?
March 14, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
The Last of the Real Labour?

Following the death of the great Tony Benn, The Guardian’s Leo Panitch looks back at the life of a man who represented what Labour should really be about:

 
There are two things you need to know …

Yonners in hilarious, mad, wacky mix up…
March 4, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment
Yonners in hilarious, mad, wacky mix up…

It is probably not true, but you never know with the backwards…

Mirror, Mirror on the (newspaper) stall
February 28, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Mirror, Mirror on the (newspaper) stall

“The aim was to create a sustainable club for the long term. One that was owned and democratically run by its members and that all the communities of Manchester could participate in.”

CYCM 22/02/14: Head-sticking it to The Man
February 18, 2014 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
CYCM 22/02/14: Head-sticking it to The Man

Breadsticks are ace. I mean, really, really, life affirmingly ace. Firstly, they’re a tasty snack that can elevate a buffet from a soggy quiche horror show to a bread-based tour-de-force. Secondly (and more importantly), they …

They’re not actually there…
February 7, 2014 – 9:42 pm | One Comment
They’re not actually there…

If the stadium is not full during a high-profile clash against the club’s most credible title rivals then questions quite simply have to be asked.

CYCM 08/02/14: Mighty Morphin’ Stafford Rangers
February 4, 2014 – 9:03 pm | No Comment
CYCM 08/02/14: Mighty Morphin’ Stafford Rangers

Saturday afternoon. You’ve had your daily fix of Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond (what, just me then?), you’ve gone to the effort of making your way to Bury, and now you’re on your way up …

Boxing’s radical hero
January 29, 2014 – 10:15 am | No Comment
Boxing’s radical hero

Johnson died 40 years ago this September, much loved but in straitened circumstances, and I am ashamed to say that, before last Friday, I knew nothing of him. But I was enlightened by a brown cardboard box of documents belonging to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

CYCM 25/01/14: Blowing Down The Starkies
January 20, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
CYCM 25/01/14: Blowing Down The Starkies

 

As a kid, I was fascinated by those Sea-Monkey creatures you could buy in toy shops; brine shrimp crustaceans that undergo cryptobiosis and come almost instantly to life once you add water. After finding out …

Concrete decisions
January 19, 2014 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
Concrete decisions

Signalling the natural progression from the bar room dreams of a few pioneers that caught fire in 2005, Football Club United of Manchester stands on the precipice of a ‘bricks and mortar’ validation of the stupidity, the romance and the ideologies that have caused endless debate, not only on the very existence of the club in a football world so driven by opposing forces, but its sustainability and likelihood of ever finding permanence when it came to its home turf.

They couldn’t have planned it better…
January 15, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment
They couldn’t have planned it better…

Despite the stories of people fleecing the state the latest estimates suggest that just over £1bn, or just under 1% of the budget, was lost through fraud in 2011-12. That compares to (almost certainly conservative) estimates of £32bn lost in unpaid tax in the same year.

Radiants
January 10, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
Radiants

However, darkness has an unholy habit of persisting on the untrue more fervently than the truth.
His ponting and his tificating came to not much but more ponting and tificating.

Ferguson must shoulder blame
January 9, 2014 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Ferguson must shoulder blame

Ferguson had been urgent in his opposition to the takeover – one that, had it sustained, might even have prevented the banks from lending the money required for its completion.