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Big, Bigger, Biggest

Big, Bigger, Biggest

So we’ve put the article about the royal foetus laying claim to Berwick to one side, reckoning we have seven more months in which our word seeds can gestate as they bob about in the warm fluid of our mind-womb. Because a new arrival is imminent – even as we speak the head is engaged, poised to […]

Bridge and Bauble

Bridge and Bauble

Here at NOT BAd we like to think of ourselves as the periodical equivalent of grit on the icy path of factual reporting, an emergency grab rail on the slippery shower tray of information dissemination, always happy to  break the fall of the more infirm publications whenever they totter and threaten to break a journalistic […]

Electric Penelope – The Accidental Singer

Electric Penelope – The Accidental Singer

It’s true to say that Anna Emmins, the Berwick-based singer/songwriter behind local jazz-pop band Electric Penelope, is something of a late developer. For anyone involved in such a youth-obsessed industry as the music business, embarking on a singing career at the positively geriatric age of 32 is surely to count yourself out of the running before even […]

Publishers be Damned!

Publishers be Damned!

“The Penguin Books are splendid value for sixpence, so splendid that if other publishers had any sense they would combine against them and suppress them.” George Orwell Plus ça change, then. Setting aside for one moment the death of competition and the bowel-liquefying prospect of Amazon being left in sole charge of the world’s publishing industry, […]

Ethically Sourced

Ethically Sourced

Ethics, eh? Funny old things. A loosely knitted moral code pinned in place by a vague consensus, their primary purpose to prevent bored nurses from bumping off old people who leak. Easily pulled and stretched to fit over whatever issue is strutting the season’s media catwalk, ethics are your go-to guys whenever legislation seems a […]