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  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 9th July

    As you may have gathered by now, I like to spend a lot of time in a dark room watching films. Some pretty worrying news emerged last week that Cineworld is reviewing its portfolio of cinemas, and some reports suggested they could be looking to close up to a quarter of them in a bid to cut costs.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 2nd July

    Sunday evenings can be a strange time of the week. As the weekend fades away all too quickly, and Monday morning looms into focus, many of us can start to experience something that's been named the 'Sunday scaries'. I have the results of a 2022 study carried out by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 25th June

    As the weather continues to pleasantly surprise, thoughts turn to spending more time in the garden. Aside from irksome wasps and overcooked barbeques, there's one thing that's potentially even more likely to ruin your al fresco experience ........ neighbours. I would love one day to live somewhere completely isolated from other people.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 19th June

    In two weeks' time, we'll be going to the polls, and I was going to write a column this week about apathy, but I couldn't be bothered. Instead, I thought we'd go on a journey back to 1999 and take a look at the biggest ten songs in the UK singles chart. It was a time of the Matrix, the Sixth Sense, fears about the millennium bug.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 11th June

    In an increasingly busy world, it's easy to forget to take time to look after our mental health. Rushing from one thing to the next, it's often difficult to live in the moment and appreciate the little things in life. With more ways to connect with each other than ever, I still feel it was easier to arrange to meet up with friends back in the days when it involved a simple phone call.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 4th June

    Thursday 6th June sees the 80th anniversary of D-Day being marked around the country, and a civic wreath will be placed on the altar at Ashton Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels) on Sunday, before the regular service of Holy Communion begins at 11am. After the service, we're being invited to place tributes in memory of all those who took part in Operation Overlord.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 9th April

    This week, I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix, and I would highly recommend that you give it a whirl. As one of the quotes at the beginning says: "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse" (Sophocles), and if you're anything like me, you'll be left questioning how much information you've given away to social media platforms over the years.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 2nd April

    Not a lot makes the headlines from Belgium, but this week, a collection of cassette tapes was unearthed in the city of Ostend containing unreleased Marvin Gaye songs. The BBC reports it has potentially been there for over 40 years, and there are thought to be 66 demo songs with a legal tussle is set to begin over what happens next to the songs.


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