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25/2/14 Another Country

Water, water everywhere… The other week I was watching question time on the BBC, enjoying the spectacle of the locals of Scunthorpe ripping into the panel, the media and the government. Why? What was their beef? They’d identified, quite rightly, … Continue reading

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15/02/14 They eat their own children…don’t they?

During the first, second and probably every other war there’s ever been, combatants have been encouraged, cajoled and indoctrinated to distance themselves from their foes. They’re not like you…they’re monsters…cockroaches…they… It was a hugely diluted version of this otherness, this … Continue reading

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13/02/14 Save Safe Haven – a Plea

SAVE OUR SAFE HAVEN The Safe Haven 82 Dorking Walk, Corby, Northants, NN18 9JN Tel: 01536 461414 Janice Crane, operational manager, 07729945056 Chris McCullough Young, Chair of the Management Committee, 07535035909 Email: Janice safehaven22@googlemail.com Chris c.mcculloughyoung@btinternet.com http://www.justgiving.com/thesafehaven Hello, my name … Continue reading

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22/01/14 Pay it Forward

Janice arranged for me to meet a young guy, in his 20’s. Let’s call him Peter. At first glance he’s tall, quiet and unassuming….after several glances he’s tall, quiet…. As we sat with our cups of tea, his story slowly … Continue reading

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19/01/14 A week in the life of…

Janice, the manager of Safe Haven, met me at her door of her home in Corby, with a warm smile and friendly chat as I crashed into her world with Hubert, my trailer and Darth II, my rucksack bouncing off … Continue reading

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An interview at 3.15 on Corby Radio

Hi folks, an edited interview with Stewart McNeill from Corby Radio, me and Janice – the manager of Safe Haven, will be aired today on 96.3 fm in the Corby area – in other areas you can listen live in … Continue reading

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15/01/14 Who you gonna call? SAFE HAVEN!!!

When you’re feelin’ sad in your neighbourhood, Who you gonna call? SAFE HAVEN! When you’re feeling bad inside your head, Who you gonna call? SAFE HAVEN!! Yeah, ok, I’m not a lyricist – I’m sure somebody out there is – … Continue reading

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13/01/14 In the beginning…

Having crushed the opposition in the local pub quiz at the Red Lion in Ilmington with Derek, followed by a medicinal nightcap of sloe gin, I awoke refreshed to take on the world… …is the way I’d like things to … Continue reading

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12/01/14 Safe Haven, or Walk a Mile takes a detour.

Sometime last year I was contacted by Janice Davis, the manager of ‘Safe Haven’ in my hometown of Corby, to ask if I’d be willing to be the figurehead for their mental health service. For my sins, apart from imagining … Continue reading

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