Spennyriver Dispatch – April 9th Edition

Funding cuts to impact local services On Monday, Councillor Chappers, head of Spennyriver District Council, outlined some of the difficulties the local authority is facing in the wake of increasingly aggressive austerity measures. “We are living through difficult times.  The Central Government is placing some tough restrictions on how we use the money in the … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – April 9th Edition

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Spennyriver Dispatch – March 22nd Edition

Road chaos as snow brings traffic to a halt Traffic in and around the town centre ground to a halt yesterday following several days of heavy snow. Temperatures plunged to as much as -2 degrees, and three inches of snow left traffic bumper to bumper throughout the town, forming tailbacks over two miles long, leaving … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – March 22nd Edition

Spennyriver Dispatch – March 15th Edition

Spennyriver is a fictional small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. The Spennyriver Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps the locals up to date with all the biggest breaking stories. It's just like a regular town, with regular people. Just weirder. Plea for missing woman to call home Chief Superintendent, Miles … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – March 15th Edition

How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

For a long time, I've been offering a free story to readers as an incentive to join my email list. It has been chugging along, adding people here and there, but I felt like I wanted to offer something more. Something different. But what? Two stories? I'm not sure if I can sell myself on … Continue reading How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver is a place I like to visit from time to time.  It's a fictional town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's a bit different from what I usually write, but I think it fits into the weird category. The Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps us up to date on all the goings on … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver is a place I like to visit from time to time.  It's a fictional town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's a bit different from what I usually write, but I think it fits into the weird category. The Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps us up to date on all the … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver – The town that’s NOT Nottingham – Lexicon

Something a bit different today.  I would like to introduce you to the wonderfully strange world of Spennyriver.  It's a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's like a regular town, with regular people.  Just weirder. Just because I am from Nottingham (a medium sized city in the East Midlands, UK), … Continue reading Spennyriver – The town that’s NOT Nottingham – Lexicon

15 Spennyriver Dispatch – Disability benefits Sanctions

Following a Freedom of Information request from local disability activist group, ‘Rolling Thunder’, the reasons behind sanctions to disabled people’s benefits have been made public.  Several cases stand out: * Man, 56, Couldn’t get his wheelchair into the Job Centre as a result of the three large steps at the entrance – sanctioned 4 weeks … Continue reading 15 Spennyriver Dispatch – Disability benefits Sanctions

14 Spennyriver Dispatch – More Charity Cash from Sweat

Eric ‘Mr Charity’ Sweat has completed another marathon effort to raise money for local good causes. This morning, Eric emerged from his self-imposed confinement to tumultuous applause from upwards of eight Spennyriver locals. For the last week, ‘Mr Charity’ has been sharing a two metre by two metre vivarium with a selection of snakes, in … Continue reading 14 Spennyriver Dispatch – More Charity Cash from Sweat

13 Spennyriver Dispatch – New High Speed Rail Links Planned

Spennyriver residents will soon be able to benefit from a second station in the town. The ‘Riverside’ station will be built using public money, and is being built to allow high-speed trains to stop in Spennyriver. The high-speed train is anticipated to cut transport time to London by 50 percent, meaning that you will be … Continue reading 13 Spennyriver Dispatch – New High Speed Rail Links Planned