Becky Tombs

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Student of Journalism at the University of Derby.

Captain Kevin, king of the skies

Just 3,000ft above the East Midlands, in an all-metal aeroplane only half the size of your average bus and with just one engine keeping...

Ashbourne historian vows to fight until dying day for female equality...

An Ashbourne historian says she will fight to her dying day to achieve equality for women in Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football. Trilby Shaw, 81, has...

A collision of world cultures brings Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Markets to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4CMn6kAhiM&feature=youtu.be There are many fundamental differences between my friend, Kellie, and I. She loves pan pizza, I love nothing more than decimating it into at least...
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Barcelona – Catalonia’s capital is an explosion of global colour

Every available surface is filled with bodies, some sitting, some standing. There are people on steps, walls and bridges. People who, strangers only moments ago,...

Budapest – A Tale of Two Cities

By Becky Tombs The sun sets slowly over Budapest, infusing the darkening sky with pockets of dusky pinks and golden yellows. Day makes its reluctant...

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Organ side story, Q/A – Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market arrived last Friday, with the event celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of a hundred-year-old mechanical organ. As well as food...