Author Archives: markbendle

Bobbin the robin

Bobbin the robin

Stunning images of a friendly robin, taken by a secret wildlife photographer, have been specially selected to be used by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Bobbin the robin has beco ...
A fitting tribute

A fitting tribute

Friends of a veteran bell-ringer celebrated his 80th birthday by putting on a surprise performance – of more than a thousand rings in perfect synchronisation. Derek Wilkinson, who has been ringi ...
Democracy

Democracy

I am both a certain “No” voter in the EU referendum and a firm believer in referenda on major issues. Tina Foster seems to be under the impression that MPs exercise their own judgment rath ...
EU ins and outs

EU ins and outs

Dear Editor, Congratulations on providing a helpful factual guide to the EU Referendum geared with notes for us older voters (May). A pity Deputy Editor Tina Foster didn’t study it! Saying she w ...