jimmy Shepherd RIP

James ‘Jimmy’ Shepherd 1945 – 2017

The man himself, donating £500 to his favourite charity, the SSPCA...

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Protempore – Issue 118

Anyone who thinks the invasion of Iraq in 2003 has nothing to do with the current wave of terror is deluded ...

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Bullshit Detector

Locating our bullshit detector

Tom Wheeler discovers a contender for Waitrose’s bullshit throne...

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Adventures in Chaos Land

As old certainties go the way of the Dodo, Colin Montgomery seeks out a sure thing...

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Busting baws for the Citadel cause

Gordon Munro witnesses The Citadel’s Willy Barr magicking money from the audiences pocket...

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Delivering for Young People

Ben Macpherson on initiatives for young folk and good work being done...

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Pick up your P45 and send in the Robot

Mark Young on the extensive use of robots potentially eliminating 250,000 jobs in the UK...

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John Cale Reimagines The Velvets

Caroline Binnie stands on a disused dock site in Liverpool looking towards America and legendary times...

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The Travellers and their Travails

Yet more contented guests at Marianne Wheealaghan’s B&B, note rococo furnishings ...

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Boom & Bust in Whiskyville

Rodger Moffet on the Whisky Baron Pattison brothers and their spectacular fall from grace...

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You Can Never Go Home Again

Lawrence Lettice remembers his time in Pennywell and Muirhouse with no little fondness...

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Cherish the neighbour you don’t know

Deidre Brock feels we have yo be vigilant in trusting each other...

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A Balancing Act Between Old and New

There was competition between businesses as to who would have the flashiest float at Leith Gala...

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Drinking tea with imagination

James Taylor brings us up to speed on the flourishing tea revolution including… Starbucks! ...

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We’re going down to Liverpool

In which the Editor journeys to Aintree in search of (improbable) riches...

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Protempore – Issue 117

The Conservative Party are hiding behind a very sophisticated propaganda mask...

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