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Client Work Copywriting

Can sleep really make you fitter? (Hyde & Sleep)

A blog post for mattress retailer Hyde & Sleep on the evidence that links better sleep with better athletic performance.

https://www.hydeandsleep.com/blog/Can-sleep-really-make-you-fitter/

 

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Other Stuff Stand-up Things

How (Not) To Write A Sequel To Lord Of The Rings (The Over-Analyser’s Book Club)

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CityMetric Journalism Stand-up

12 things we learned by reading every single National Rail timetable (CityMetric)

I did some data-mining to work out what longest sequence of stops in progressive alphabetical order within a single rail journey is, among other thrilling train-based statistics.

I then performed a live version of the piece at the British Library.

https://twitter.com/susiestevenson/status/968939806989406208

 

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CityMetric Journalism

How does the humble street bollard connect Napoleon to Carillion via Welsh devolution? (CityMetric)

I considered the street bollard and its importance in history, art and politics.

A row of street bollards in the City of London

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CityMetric Journalism

16 things we learned from a list of every single road name in Great Britain (CityMetric)

There are about 790,000 roads with names in Great Britain – I got a list of all them from Ordnance Survey and did some number-crunching. Then stopped number-crunching and looked for the rude ones.

Map of most common road name suffixes in Great Britain

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CityMetric Journalism

21 TfL bus announcements that would improve Londoners lives more than ‘Hold on, the bus is about to move’ (CityMetric)

I am become the New Jasper Carrot, with some bus-based observational comedy for CityMetric.

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Journalism New Statesman

Who’s had sex with the most British monarchs (on screen)? (New Statesman)

I crunched the IMDB numbers to see which actors can claim to have ‘bedded’ the greatest number of British monarchs, and whether Matt Smith is the only person to have achieved the ‘double Elizabeth’.

Image from The Crown

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Client Work Copywriting

Whisky Cheat Sheet (The Overtake/Cooper King Distillery)

I put together a bluffer’s guide to whisky for excellent new journalism start-up The Overtake (sponsored by Cooper King, who make whisky and gin).

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Journalism New Statesman

After Harry weds Meghan, who is the most eligible prince of them all? (New Statesman)

New Statesmen: Ed can you write something Europe’s most eligible princes to tie-in with the Prince Harry engagement story?

Ed: MARRY THE POPE.

picture of the royal couple

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Journalism politics.co.uk

The decline of the Today programme: How bust-ups replaced debate (politics.co.uk)

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/11/13/the-decline-of-the-today-programme-how-bust-ups-replaced-deb