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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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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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Why finishing a story is sometimes just the start

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Paul Speller is celebrating, after finishing work on his latest piece of short fiction. But, as he explains here, sometimes finishing the story is just the start of a long journey that, hopefully, ends in publication. He also confesses to … 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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Prize-winning short story Baby Blue Eyes re-published and available for free

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A prize-winning short story by Paul Speller has been re-published online this week. Baby Blue Eyes was Paul’s debut short story and it first appeared in Writing Magazine after winning a national competition. The chilling tale of the fate of … 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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