David Palethorpe

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Cobblers Support

First Published 1344 days ago To be in the bottom two and relegation from the football league position at the start of the year is every fans nightmare and those … Continue reading

September 29, 2016

Skinny Jeans Police?

Skinny Jeans Police? As someone who was brought up as a young child in the post war austerity years of the 50’s where boys had to wear shorts to school … Continue reading

September 29, 2016

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust – Standing Up To The Bully

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust – Standing Up To The Bully When I wrote two blogs almost exactly a year ago on the subject of the en-masse resignation of the entire … Continue reading

March 28, 2015

Delapre Abbey – Dark Clouds of Mistrust Grows

When I published this and my blog Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust Resignation – Clouds of Suspicion almost exactly a year ago the content was based on what I had been … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

Broadsides Triumph – King Lear

<a href=”https://davidpalethorpe.files.wordpress.com/2 Broadsides Triumph – King Lear On Saturday I had the privilege and it was a privilege to go and watch the Northern Broadsides production of King Lear at … Continue reading

March 3, 2015

Northampton Town Centre – Time to Put People First

Northampton Town Centre – Time to Put People First Update 24 February 2015 It seems I can take credit for suggesting that the Greyfriars site might be perfect for a … Continue reading

February 25, 2015

Greyfriars – Bus Station to Bus Station?

UPDATE. 24 February 2015 When it comes to excuses and misleading the public, this thoroughly dishonest Conservative Council led by Cllr David Mackintosh have once again been caught out. So … Continue reading

February 25, 2015

MackChicken – Crow, Crow, Cluck Cluck, Pay Up

MackChicken – Crow, Crow, Cluck Cluck, Pay Up UPDATE Still no sign that the MackChickens having made a great deal of noise in the local press are going to put … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

Footfall – A Triumph of Political Deceit?

Footfall – A Triumph of Political Deceit? Power of Social Media – Since publishing this blog this morning an excellent local journalist has been told by NBC that all of … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

A Horrible Warning that is Beyond Parody

Councillor Mackintosh – A Horrible Warning that is Beyond Parody After deciding and announcing a year ago that I wouldn’t be seeking to stand again as a Northampton Borough Councillor … Continue reading

February 10, 2015

Bellinge Community House – A Special Place

Bellinge Community House – A Special Place This is a re log of one from June 2015 the value of which will be identified by a new blog later this … Continue reading

February 10, 2015

Northampton MackCon 2 – Town Centre Safety

  When I wrote about the threatening atmosphere ( Northampton Town Centre – Why Risk It?) we experienced in Northampton on the 23rd January I expected some reaction and certainly … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

Six Nations – Transcends Sporting Contest

Six Nations – Transcends Sporting Contest Tonight one of the all time important sporting fixtures that I have followed for most of my life and transcends what is normally called … Continue reading

February 6, 2015

Northampton MackCon 1 or “You Can Fool All of the People….”

Northampton MackCon or “You Can Fool All of the People….” Once again this year, as we have seen in the past four years at budget time, the Northampton Conservatives and … Continue reading

February 4, 2015

Who Exactly Did You Say Cannot Be Trusted?

    Who Cannot Be Trusted? The decision taken by Councillor David Mackintosh, the Conservative Leader of the Borough Council to exclude Councillor Sally Beardsworth from the Northampton Housing Board … Continue reading

February 2, 2015

Selection Headache….?

Selection Headache….? With only 104 (Thursday 22 Jan) days until the Northampton Borough Council election, when the voters get to decide who will be running the largest non-unitary town in … Continue reading

January 22, 2015

Time To Grow Up?

    I had a very interesting phone call from Callum Jones, a reporter with the Local Newspaper, on Saturday asking me for my views on a statement by Councillor … Continue reading

January 19, 2015

Time To Reduce the Size of the Trough

  Time To Reduce the Size of the Trough Northampton – How many Councillors do you need to pay for? After a substantial time away from blogging it is somewhat … Continue reading

January 18, 2015

Disassociation from Disgraceful Smear Against Decent People

Having just read the statement in the Chronicle and Echo made by an unknown ‘Northampton Labour Party’ representative about Cllr Aziz and Cllr Begum defecting to the Conservative Party I … Continue reading

January 5, 2015

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

December 30, 2014

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