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Sign of the times?

For regular readers of my blog and, more crucially, for anyone riding with #oc4s2014uk I may have mislead you with my last post.

While the picture shows two chaps holding a brown Tour de Yorkshire sign they may not be …

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I’ve clearly got competition

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Hands up on this one. Not only is the meat in the sandwich, not my meat ( that sounds wrong), but I was alerted to this other Editor’s Blog by someone else.

The meat is a harsh critique of the …

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Latest information for riders in the Optoms Cycling for Sight Tour de Yorkshire

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All of those who have signed up for the OC4S challenge of riding the opening stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire will have been sent an email but I thought others might like to see what these hardy …

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Latest details of Optoms Cycling for Sight Tour de Yorkshire revealed

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All of those who have signed up for the OC4S challenge of riding the opening stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire will have been sent an email but I thought others might like to see what these hardy …

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A typical European during the summer months

Going all Continental

One summer, as a young reporter, I made the dire mistake of complaining to a news editor, who was hot on the hunt for news. that:  ’ it was a bit quiet out there’. Oh dear. It was the 1980s …

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Straight talking from the Aussies

sydney opera houseI always enjoy the Australian optical magazine Insight. Its editor, Neil Forbes, is a bit of a legend and just the kind of character you expect to be:

a. Australian

b. editing a newspaper

As well as providing a …

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Don’t assume that everyone agrees

bleph-ex2b-150x112 A lot has been written in the pages of Optician and elsewhere about the common sense of providing primary health in accessible places such as the high street. The call for just this through the We Are Primary Care move …

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The cast of Cats are feline groovy in Specsavers

Making optical practice more approachable

Whether its be the cast of Cats on the Isle of Wight descending on the local specsavers, an optician in Sheffield showing off her culinary skills, a row in Cheshire or alleged wrongdoings by a domiciliary in East Anglia –opticians  …

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Not quite ready for ready readers

I’m privileged to be offered a range of optical  products to try out and report on but this sometimes sets up other vision issues.

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Some of the latest products I have been test driving are cosmetic contact lenses such as …

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Sign up to the Tour de Yorkshire and raise money for Optometry Giving Sight

The Tour de France is creating quite a stir this year which is great news for all us MAMIMs. For those of you  familiar with the acronym Middle aged Men In Lycra you will probably have guessed that the last …

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