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How to Convert Your Graphics from Pixels to Imperial Measurements

Revealed: Your Recommended Social Media Image Sizes in Feet and Inches

Besides death and taxes, there is another certainty to the list for anyone with a social media account or three. That social media channels reserve the right to change recommended resolution sizes where they see fit. As devices add more bells and whistles, their power to handle bigger, higher resolution graphics improve. Faster connection speeds also gives us carte blanche to use glossier, sharper images.

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Tea Trip Tempts Ale Trail Abstentionists

Satire from East of the A627

Long-awaited alternative to Rail Ale Trail launched along Trans-Pennine routes

Merrie England
Not a Batman costume in sight: compare and contrast this genteel scene with the Hogarthian scenes you see at Marsden station on a Saturday afternoon. This image was taken at the 2011 Huddersfield Food Festival by Chris (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

Passengers cheesed off with the ale trail on Saturdays have been given a new way of exploring both the red and white rose counties. Starting on the 15 August 2016, it aims to provide a gentle alternative to doing battle with assorted Spidermen, Batmen and cowboys. Continue reading “Tea Trip Tempts Ale Trail Abstentionists”

Should the Houses of Parliament Move to Saddleworth? East of the A627

West Riding instead of Westminster? Bring it on!

The Mother of Parliaments’ HQ is starting to show her age. Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben is starting to crack under the strain. No prize for whom they are billing? Yes folks, it’s us and you wonder why there isn’t a cheaper way? Guess what? The answer lies on our doorstep east of the A627. I shall tell you this for free as I have paid for the ninth drink on my coffee shop loyalty card. Continue reading “Should the Houses of Parliament Move to Saddleworth? East of the A627”

Coming Soon: Free Internet Access on Pacer Units

East of the A627 World Exclusive: Ageing DMUs set for online revolution

A still from the Northern On-Line tutorial video (available in VHS, Betamax and V2000).
A still from the Northern On-Line tutorial video (available in VHS, Betamax and V2000).

On the same day the Department for Transport announced the launch of free WiFi on most trains south of Colchester (and odd ones in Wales), East of the A627 can reveal the latest breakthrough in rail travel affecting Northern English passengers. Northern Rail – the Cinderella franchise of Cinderella franchisees – will be getting a piece of the online action pretty soon.
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