Nick Jones
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Nick has written for many publications over the years, on a range of subjects from restaurants and travel to politics and personalities. He’s spent the best part of the last 10 years focussing on his works a PR advisor, specialising in financial services. Never short of an opinion on anything, all the views expressed here are very much his own.

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Chinese Food in Britain Has Come a Long Way Since the 80s

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (11:51)

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The growing influence of China has been a hot topic of discussion for several years now, as the economic powerhouse of the East has emerged as a legitimate contender to the USA's supremacy as the world's most powerful nation.

Chinese...

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A Plea for Scotland to Stay Part of the UK, From an Englishman

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2014 | (13:21)

The debate about Scottish independence is heating up, with some big names weighing in on the side of the 'no' vote this week. Whether Gordon Brown's intervention or JK Rowling's £1million donation will have any impact on the outcome remains to be seen, but one thing is abundantly clear from...

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The good side of Twitter #BringBackOurGirls

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2014 | (11:25)

There has been much written about the negative influence of Twitter over the last twelve months, as countless 'trolls' have been paraded in front of the press, having been arrested and prosecuted for using the channel for all the wrong reasons.

Indeed, a significant proportion of the comment on...

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Four Days in New York... on a Budget? Don't be a Schmuck!

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2014 | (13:18)

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So, let's get the obvious point of this article out there straight away - it is, in fact, not really possible to spend 4 enjoyable days in New York City without parting with quite a sizeable amount of...

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Are You Suffering From Toddler's Back?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2014 | (12:17)

There's no great secret about the fact that we are doing things older than we used to. Take having children for example. Research shows that the average age of a first time father in the UK is now 32, whilst first time mothers are around 30, with many choosing to...

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Into the Eye of the Storm - 24 Blustery Hours in Brighton

(0) Comments | Posted 5 January 2014 | (20:45)

With my inevitable post-Christmas return to work looming large on the horizon, I decided that a quick family getaway was in order, one last hurrah with my wife and daughter before I had to go back to the daily commuter grind.

Brighton would be a good shout, I thought,...

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My Formula for Avoiding Blue Monday

(0) Comments | Posted 5 January 2014 | (18:10)

So the season to be jolly is now well and truly behind us and the ubiquitous January do-gooders are out in force, encouraging us to get healthy, detox, quit those bad habits and generally give up having any fun for a while. Is it any surprise then that the third...

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Russell Brand, It's Time to Stand

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (10:37)

Ok, so I'm going to weigh into this ongoing debate about the growing disenchantment with our political classes. You know the one which has been rumbling along since most of us were born, and has recently got some more media attention because a well-known comedian has got involved.

I...

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Travelling in Style... With a Toddler

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2013 | (22:15)

"Everything changes when you have kids", that's what my mum always told me. Of course, having had four of us she undoubtedly meant that it changes for the better. And since the safe arrival of my first child, Elisabeth, or 'Betsy' for short, I now know what she meant.

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Comment Is Free, Anger Is Optional

(0) Comments | Posted 19 September 2013 | (13:49)

Why do people get so worked up on online forums? Posting your views on the comment space at the foot of web articles is a recent phenomenon, something which has only emerged in the last few years as the mainstream media has responded to the influence of social media and...

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Has Anyone Noticed How Everything Is Being Turned Into a List?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2013 | (16:14)

It seems like the world is obsessed with breaking subjects down into a series of 'bite-size snippets', with 'top ten tips' about anything and everything emerging en masse, every day. Barely an hour goes by where I don't get confronted with some form of 'top tips' or a 'top five'...

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Social Media and the New World Order

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2013 | (12:55)

The wave of protest we've seen in Brazil over the last week is just the latest example of how the world has changed drastically in the last decade. People, and particularly younger people, are increasingly choosing to miss out the political class and the mainstream media altogether, connecting with each...

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You can take my credit cards, but leave my dinner alone

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2013 | (16:18)

The economic misery which has been with us for five years or so now has forced virtually everyone to rethink their financial situation and change the way we spend our money. Those who once felt like they had enough disposable income to take a couple of overseas holidays a year,...

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Phone-Hacking and Terrorism - Not the Same Thing

(6) Comments | Posted 20 March 2013 | (12:33)

It's been another difficult month for the press, following the political agreement on tough new regulation and more 'dawn raids' to arrest former high-profile newspaper employees who are suspected of criminal misconduct as part of the phone-hacking scandal.

Leaving the contentious issue of the post-Leveson agreement on new regulation...

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Britain Needs to Think Hard About Its Future and Leave the Past Behind

(1) Comments | Posted 6 February 2013 | (10:45)

We are now over a decade into this new century and Britain needs to redefine itself and figure out where we're going to go next. The issue of Europe is the best example of how we are still letting old attitudes and events shape our place in the world and...

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