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18
Jul

Phew, wot a scorcher!

Here at Scratching Shed we have been overwhelmed by all the good wishes and positive reaction to our new rugby league magazine, Forty-20, officially launched last week at the legendary Queens Hotel, Leeds. A huge thanks to everyone who has … Continue reading

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07
Jul

Forty-20 ready to launch

A new Rugby League monthly is set to hit the newsagents on Wednesday 13th July, when the first edition of Forty-20 magazine makes its appearance. The publication is the brainchild of Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd co-founders Phil Caplan and Tony Hannan, … Continue reading

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11
May

And they’re off! York’s Great Races

We’ve had lots of positive reaction to Steve Carroll’s book York’s Great Races, which was officially launched at the course in question – the Knavesmire – today. The review here for example, published in the York Press, sings the praises … Continue reading

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10
May

The night we went to Ashton

Mark Taylor did us proud with his review of our latest In League with Literature event, held as part of the Leigh and Wigan Words Together festival last week. The piece appeared in the Wigan Evening Post on Friday 6 … Continue reading

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28
Apr

Introducing Forty-20: A rugby league magazine for the 21st century – on sale Wednesday 13 July 2011

Via evolution or revolution, from the birth of the Northern Union to our present day, rugby league could seldom be accused of standing still. And that has certainly been true over the past two decades. Yet as the sport sets … Continue reading

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27
Mar

Ikram in Seville, by Royal Appointment

Scratching Shed author and Leeds Rugby Foundation Connecting Communities manager Ikram Butt will be a principal speaker at the Mosaic Speakers Bureau Conference in Seville, Spain, on Friday April 1. The Mosaic organisation, set up by HRH the Prince of … Continue reading

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17
Mar

In League with Literature visits Wigan & Leigh

Mark the date in your diary – Wednesday May 4th. For it is then that Scratching Shed’s rugby league roadshow, In League with Literature, will make its first appearance of 2011. In previous years we have appeared east of the … Continue reading

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03
Mar

It’s all kicking off…

With the football season coming to its anticipated, frantic climax, virtually every team in Yorkshire still has something to strive for, be it automatic promotion, the drama that is the play offs or desperate clinging on to avoid relegation. That … Continue reading

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31
Dec

Congratulations Ray French MBE

Scratching Shed Publishing have sent their heartiest congratulations to author Ray French on his awarding of the MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to sport. The distinguished, much admired dual code rugby international and the BBC’s voice … Continue reading

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29
Dec

And so that was Christmas…

So there you have it, another retail Christmas over and the analysts are falling over themselves to supply and overegg statistics to decide if it was a good or bad one. Car park queues may be a useful indicator, although … Continue reading

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