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New fiction from Paul Speller

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A new piece of fiction by Paul Speller is set to be published later this year. Bloodbond, a horror periodical belonging to the Alban Lake Publishing stable in the United States, will include Beautiful Dangerous, a new story by Paul, in its … Continue reading

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Why using data on children for political ends is wrong

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Paul Speller has hit out at the use of data and league tables in connection with school children. As well as the limited value of data based on narrow metrics, he condemns attempts by some politicians to seek a school-by-school … Continue reading

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Racket over the Packet came a little late

  Paul Speller has called  out MHKs for being too late to start expressing concern about the future of the Steam Packet. In his Grapevine column in the latest edition of Business365, Paul points out that concerns expressed over the … Continue reading

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Spring into action at the Family Library this Easter holiday

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An animation course is one of many special events taking place at the Family Library during the school holiday. The Animania animation course will be held across four sessions, on April 3, 6, 10 and 13, running from 1.30pm to … Continue reading

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Through the Legislative Council looking glass

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Paul Speller takes a look at the future role of the Legislative Council in his latest column for Business 365. He suggests a stronger role in scrutiny and a lesser role in government may be the future for the unelected … Continue reading

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More political predictions from Paul

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The January edition of Business 365 magazine is out now. In his latest Grapevine column, Paul dusts off his trusty almanack to make some political predictions for the coming year in the Isle of Man. The whole magazine is available … Continue reading

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Paul’s latest story, The Curious Child, now available at leading booksellers

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Paul Speller’s short story The Curious Child is now available through two of the world’s biggest e-book suppliers. The story, originally published in October, has been included in the Dimension6 Annual Collection 2017, which is available at both Amazon and … Continue reading

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Is Tynwald an echo chamber?

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In his latest Grapevine column for Business365, Paul Speller asks whether Tynwald has become the latest echo chamber. Paul says it is time to end the self-congratulation that has started to pervade and warns that the public want more from … Continue reading

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Press Release: Manx Miracles gives Family Library a huge funding boost

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The Family Library has been given a £10,000 boost to its finances by another charity – Manx Miracles. Manx Miracles is a parent-led charity that raises funds to support children with additional needs and disabilities. It decided to make the … Continue reading

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The Curious Child now published in Dimension6

Paul Speller’s latest short story, The Curious Child, has now been published in Dimension6, a leading speculative fiction digital magazine. The Curious Child is the haunting tale of how a family’s move to a new how goes wrong, with disastrous consequences. … Continue reading

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