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As a mature student, I gained a BSc (Hons) in Business Systems and Marketing at the University of Luton in the 1990s.  In my career, I have worked as a Software Test Analyst at Xerox, and before that as a Computer Operator with BP Oil, BP, SGFM, and Unisys.

I have lived in Houghton Regis since 2006, and prior to that, I had my first own home in Dunstable, then later in Hemel Hempstead, and later still in Luton. Since settling in Houghton Regis I made it my business to get behind whatever is happening here. I began developing my online interests to support the work I did as a councillor on Houghton Regis Town Council and I served on that for 8 years.

I withdrew from party political allegiance in 2014 and since then have taken no part in any party political meetings. To be frank, I see no reason why party politics should enter local council meetings, people should be good enough to stand on their own merits, without being carried along on the coattails of others.

I try to be helpful and spend a lot of time looking into different things. If I sometimes seem brief, it's because I'm up against the clock, so apologies in advance. If I write something that seems very provocative, I probably mean no harm, I'm just trying to bring out your strongest counter-attack, to enrich the debate, if there is one going on!

The work I do online enriches me, and one thing often leads to another, making life interesting. The time I put into what I do would stagger some people. I have never received any financial reward for what I do, and I cover my own 'office' and computing expenses. If you think this is a useful service, please consider making a donation, if it's only to buy me a coffee, it all helps!

Whilst I edit websites for Houghton Regis News Desk, Dunstable News Desk, Luton News Desk, I also run Facebook Pages for the same, plus Busway News Desk. Again, what would it cost to buy such a service? Donations would help support what I do, photography costs and petrol, for example.

Current admin for but not the creator of
Businesses  for Dunstable, Houghton Regis & Luton (Facebook Group)

Creator and editor or administrator of:
A Jolly Good Churgle (Facebook Group)
Buses Houghton Regis & Dunstable (Facebook Group)
Busway News Desk (Facebook)
Dunstable News Desk (blog) and (Facebook)
What's On in Houghton Regis (What's On In Houghton Regis)
Houghton Regis Flickr (Photos)
Houghton Regis Heritage (blog) (not to be confused with the charity Houghton Regis Heritage Society)
Houghton Regis News Desk (blog) and (Facebook)
News Desk Conversation (Houghton Regis and Dunstable) (Facebook Group)
News Desk Business Group Facebook
Houghton Regis Places: A Google Map Project http://is.gd/houghtonregis
Houghton Regis Planning Applications (Facebook Group)
Job Vacancies in South Bedfordshire (Facebook Group)
Luton News Desk (blog) and (Facebook)
My Blogs and Social media - see list at foot of this page
Newsdesk Pinterest

IT support worker, software tester, software auditor, e-marketing, with interests in writing and photography.

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