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Benjamin Knight
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A little extra Phoenix Podcast as an Easter treat.
The season is over and we've all caught our breath.  Bison fans are still grinning, no doubt.  Manchester awaits news of who is coming back and who is going where. After the game on the Sunday of the playoff weekend, we had a...
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If you missed the show live or just want to re-live the run-up to the first day of the hockeyfest in Coventry, just check it out right here. This show features: - Neil Morris filling us in on the rumours and telling us what o...
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Playoffs Live 2014! - Saturday 5th April

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Lone Star Moose (nearest) and Fab Five Freddy (at the back)
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Series 6 Extra Bits
The season is over and we've all caught our breath.  Bison fans are still grinning, no doubt.  Manchester awaits news of who is coming back and who is going where. After the game on the Sunday of the playoff weekend, we had a little chat with some of our sh...
The season is over and we've all caught our breath.  Bison fans are still grinning, no doubt.  Manchester awaits news of who is coming back and who is going where. After the game on the Sunday of the playoff weekend, we had a...
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That'd be far too easy!  They'd ALL win.
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Playoffs Live 2014! - Sunday 6th April
It's day 2 and we're all feeling a little the worse for wear at the start of this show. You can have a listen right here . We have a serious discussion about the future of the EPL, both in terms of the teams and the officials. There is Rumour Mill activity ...
It's day 2 and we're all feeling a little the worse for wear at the start of this show. You can have a listen right here. We have a serious discussion about the future of the EPL, both in terms of the teams and the officials...
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S12E01 - Proposals
Listen Here Welcome back.  It's the glorious Twelfth! In week one, we talk to Family Barrister Joe Lynch about the proposed changes to the child cruelty laws to add in emotional abuse.  Should it be done?  Can it be done?  How's it done in the rest of the w...
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Listen to the show right here. Well, not content with being winning the League, those little upstarts have swatted the Bees and have secured their spot in the hockey jamboree next weekend! The Bees are a persistent lot and, w...
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Education
  • Gosberton Clough and Risegate County Primary School
  • Harlaxton Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford
  • Monks' Dyke Technology College
  • Spalding Grammar School, Sixth Form
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Université de Paris XII
  • Manchester Metropolitain University
  • BPP, London
Work
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Barrister and Podcast Producer
Employment
  • Law
    Barrister, present
  • Pizza King, Alford
  • Finning Materials Handling, Spalding
  • Nelson Hind Catering Management
  • Wentworths, Pinchbeck
  • Fowler-Welch B.V.
  • The Black Swan, Horncastle
  • The Punchbowl, Spalding
  • Geest
  • Central Chambers
  • Craig Gee Solicitors
  • Abbey Solicitors
  • Levys Solicitors
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This is a big John Lewis in the temple of consumerism that is the Trafford Centre. Yes, it has a huge product range. Yes, it will price-match like it has for years (though not with online stores). Yes, it has a cafe with some nice food (albeit very pricey). My beef with the place is that it can take forever to be seen by a member of staff. When you get one, they seem either not to want to talk to you or, more frequently, to sell you the product they know rather than to answer questions about what you actually want. Despite their size, they seem rarely to have any tech items in stock - they request you to come back in a few days. In short, there's quite a lot wrong with this store. It just feels like it's not what it used to be. It's still good around Christmas (for gift ideas and the like) but quality is slipping both in service and in some products.
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I love a good burrito. The good news is that they have those here. American readers will find a lot in common with the Chipotle chain. Fresh and healthy ingredients and the new pricing structure means that the burritos are a little more expensive than they were but all the extras are now included. No more paying 50p for a tablespoon of mushrooms. The result is that the delicious burritos, nachos, bowls and tacos (and the kids' version too) are all available at a good price and with good service. If you want an ice cold Desperados to wash it down, they have that too. I think I might go back there now actually....
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This venue has been various coffee places over the years. This is the best by far. The theme is New York diner (crossed with Toronto diner) and the menu is a mile long. The variations are on the theme of eggs, bacon, chipolata sausages, minute steaks, salmon and brioche. Most dishes are served with a potato hash with onions. We opted for the Lone Star Moose and the Fab Five Freddy. See photos for these two dishes. The food was great. It is a little tiny bit the wrong side of the right price but it is something a bit special and not a greasy-spoon, so it doesn't feel objectionable. The coffee is rich and full-bodied without being bitter. It's certainly more like proper coffee than the warm milk offerings from the big chains. The surroundings feel like they are half-way there. It is still trendy enough to attract a Saturday morning mix of hipsters, taches, tattoos and hats. It's a very cool place to be right now and, refreshingly, it does not rely on a Northern Quarter address to do it. The staff are every bit as trendy but are friendly and they time service very well. They are not what one might expect if used to the Northern Quarter approach to customer service. All in all, it's definitely in the list to hit up again, and soon. Now, where's my moleskin notebook. I want to express myself.
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The SkyDome is one of the best venues for big hockey games in the UK. It is the home of EIHL team, Coventry Blaze and various other teams. It is the venue of the EPL playoffs each year, when the whole area turns into a great big hockey party. The attached bar (Crosby's) is not bad in the daytime but it can be a little bit too rough at night. You'd be better off going down to Spon Street (2 mins walk) for the later end of the night. The food at the rink is limited but is actually quite pleasant for rink food. The prices are reasonable.
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Aldi is such a mixed bag, isn't it? If you don't know, Aldi has special offers on all sorts of stuff from tech to underpants and using their app is a good way of seeing what they have. There are certainly bargains to be had here. This branch had an update recently and is now feeling cleaner and lighter but the perennial problems exist. It is not as clean as it should be. The staff are sometimes downright rude. There are far, far too many customers shopping in their PJs and you still have to pack your shopping bags away from the tills but, if you are braced for all of this, it's a good way to get through the last shop of the tighter months.
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An MSG-free takeaway with an eye to protecting the health of its customers. After placing an order for confirmed msg-free food, owner Mrs Hoy called to explain their policies on healthy food and additives. The food tastes more like the thing you hoped for than you might expect and the food is lighter and less stodgy. A little bird tells me that Salford City Council and the BBC are interested in what this takeaway is doing so expect more news on this.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
The food is good and the prices aren't bad. Careful though as some items (like a couple of the steaks) are disproportionately expensive. The venue itself is bigger than most Harvesters I have seen. The free salad bar is kept well-stocked and there are always enough staff to keep things running. Ordering at the bar is fine but it can be a bit annoying that you have to keep going back to the bar to get drinks when they are busy. During the EPL ice hockey playoffs, this place gets rammed but they always seem to cope - even if you are trying to get quick lunch between games.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
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