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Dennis Signy OBE is bravely entering the blogosphere — he describes himself as a 'dinosaur' when it comes to technology.
He was a former wartime cub reporter on the Hendon and Finchley Times at £4-a-week and became group editor for 17 years in the late Sixties. He served in Intelligence Corps as a Sergeant in Forties and learned to drive up the Khyber Pass.
He was a football writer in national newspapers for five decades, is author of several football books and former general manager of Brentford FC, former chief executive of Queen's Park Rangers FC and former chairman of the Football Writers Association.
Posted at 8:46am Monday 23rd June 2008
In my brief incursion into your lives as a blogger I have emerged in a veritable variety of guises, as Deadly Den, the lookalike of a former Aston Villa FC chairman; Big Den; Richard Signy's father; Signy Sahib; and 14894617 Sgt Signy, Sir, ex - British Raj, Intelligence Corps, Up the Khyber.
Posted at 9:18am Friday 13th June 2008
The oldest man in Britain celebrated his birthday the other day. He's 112. What a target for optimists like me whose dream is of receiving a message from my contemporary, the Queen, when we both hit the century mark.
Posted at 9:09am Monday 9th June 2008
The heading on page 3 made my eyes bulge and sent my mind racing back a couple of decades to when I was the editor - 'Traffic blackspot'.
Posted at 9:16am Monday 2nd June 2008
I always liked the story about the fellow who went to see a Shakespeare production at Stratford and rose to his feet at the final curtain hollering: "Author, author".
Posted at 2:03pm Tuesday 27th May 2008
My wife and eldest daughter Julie enthused at the breakfast table about the delights of The Sun Inn at Dedham, the pretty village on the Essex/Suffolk border, in a where-to-stay feature in Telegraph Travel.
Posted at 1:41pm Friday 23rd May 2008
Following Barnet FC takes you to some farflung and exotic places from the old British Empire... Accrington, Cleethorpes and Rotherham to name a few.
Posted at 9:50am Tuesday 20th May 2008
When we got married in 1966 I bought season tickets for my wife and I to "honeymoon" at Wembley Stadium watching England win the World Cup. I reckoned that I had bought a lifetime of marital good will.