Becky Tombs

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Student of Journalism at the University of Derby.

Seven independent shops in Birmingham that should be on your present-buying...

Christmas Day is less than four weeks away and, whether it is a present for a loved one or a cheeky treat for yourself,...

Independent Birmingham retailer has no hope for future as German Christmas...

An independent retailer in Birmingham says he is resigned to eventually losing his business as the arrival of the German Christmas Market brings more...

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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Yellow weather warning issued for Derby and Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Derby and Derbyshire this afternoon (Monday, May 16). According to the Met Office, there are...