Writes stuff for the BBC. Deletes stuff for the Leicester Mercury. The Burglar Caught By A Skeleton, a book of Victorian strangeness, is out now.
1896: Berated by the press, three #Celtic players refuse to play against #Hibs unless reporters are banned.
1822 will: Whoever laughs loudest at the funeral gets the inheritance.
The pig-powered boat.
Old stories I wish were true, part 397: Shipwrecked for 30 years, castaways send letter asking for new clothes.
The kids of today*, eh? Out of control louts. And the police can't stop 'em. I blame the parents, etc.
Plan B for Roy Hodgson on Thursday, if the game is going wrong.
Monsieur Rubelles and his 12 dead dining companions.
Victorian newly-wed bedevilled by leg and arm spasms after frantic sex. Um ... one for you, @FernRiddell?
Man v eagle, #Shetland.
#Rugby banned by the Mayor of #Southampton.
After three hours, the third replay of the Lancashire Junior Championship semi-final ends at nightfall, in a draw.
"Like a tangled skein of serpents with human heads": The game of #rugby explained to Spaniards in 1895.
Bad ideas while pissed, part 9,872: Climbing on the roof of a speeding train.
Victorian identity theft. Bit more of an art form than now.
19thC product placement: Advertisers on P10 get plug in P7 sketch of a woman with her frock on fire. #newspapers
It's a myth, of course, about Queen Victoria not knowing about lesbians. She must have read the papers ...
Plots of The Sixth Sense and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window Etc collide in a London court.
A quick reminder. If you're thinking of sending dynamite in the post, don't seal it with a hammer and nails ...
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