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This week we launched ‘Watermark”. A community led project to bring flood resilience to the Calder Valley. I came up with this idea after the 2012 floods in the area I live in, but there wasn’t the momentum to carry it through at the time (plus we were exhausted after running Valley of Lights).…

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In 2015 I spoke at the Place Leaders Association Asia Pacific Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. During the time there I also worked with towns across Fleuriue Peninsular & in the Barossa Valley. But I did get a bit of time out to explore! I was in Adelaide during ANZAC Day, the day which…

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In July 2015, I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University. And you could have knocked me down with a feather! It was for the work I did creating and building Totally Locally into a free resource and for the help we have given to towns and communities. Safe to say one of…

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One of the things we say with Totally Locally is be a tourist in your own town. And I have to say it’s a long time since I did this. Today I had an hour in Halifax town centre, I did my shopping in the wonderful Halifax Borough Market, as I often do, but…

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Landing back in England, after what was a crazy time talking Totally Locally in Australia & visiting in New Zeakand, I realised it was a bit much to try & write the trip up as I went along. The schedule I had was very hectic, and down time was pretty rare! So here’s a…

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I’m an avid photographer – or maybe the word is obsessive. Have been since I was a kid. And when I was in Australia earlier in 2014 I had chance to indulge that obsession on these stunning old cars, many just left at the side of the road. Many are Bedfords and Chevrolet pick…

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