Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hatches, Matches & Despatches

The hatches, matches and despatches pages (or births, marriages and deaths if you want to be proper) have been a standard feature of most newspapers for as long as anyone can remember. It’s therefore a bit ironic that newspapers themselves are now making the headlines for their own hatches, matches and despatches. First came the […]

Reading the Mail in the Algarve

I’ve just returned from a 10 day break in the Algarve with Eileen. We deliberately hadn’t taken laptops etc with us as we wanted a stress free time. So, the only way we could keep up with the news was by buying the Daily Mail which prints a special Iberian edition every day. I wouldn’t […]

Don’t forget Trade Press

I received an email earlier this week from the editor of the Health Services Journal reminding me that his publication celebrates its 124th birthday this week. On the face of it 124 seems like an odd birthday to make a fuss about, but in the present climate of wide spread publication closures I can understand […]