Written by Steve Lynch

Choose a theme

Site Under Construction - roles, content and layout not finalized

This site is currently under construction. Content will be released on an ad hoc basis


Find out more about the design and methods behind the web sites look and feel here...
Read more »

Employment History

This section shows my career history so far and reflects on the breadth of experience I have gained.
Read more »


I thought it might be useful to bookmark or copy some of the code snippets I have found over the years.
Read more »


The gallery is intended for friends and family and will not be accessible without logging on.

[Log In]

Choose an RSS feed from the dropdown list:
BBC News - Home
BBC News - Home

Silence marks Aberfan disaster anniversary
Wales falls silent as the country remembers the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, in which 144 people - 116 of them children - died.

Calais migrants: 'Jungle' closure to start on Monday, France says
France says it will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday morning.

Man charged with murder of Pentonville Prison inmate
A man is charged with murder following the death of 21-year-old Jamal Mahmoud at Pentonville Prison in north London

Theresa May 'optimistic' she can get right Brexit deal for UK
Theresa May predicts "difficult moments" ahead in Brexit negotiations but says she is optimistic she can get a deal "that is right for the UK".

Counter-terrorism arrest over North Greenwich Tube device
A 19-year-old man is arrested by counter-terrorism officers after the controlled explosion of a suspect device at North Greenwich Tube station.

Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites
Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks.

Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister
A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

'Turing Bill' for gay pardons fails in Parliament
A private member's bill that would have pardoned nearly 15,000 living men with criminal records for same-sex offences is talked out by the government.

Cameroon train derailment kills at least 53
At least 53 people die and 300 are injured when a packed passenger train derails in Cameroon, the country's transport minister says.

London City Airport evacuated in 'chemical' scare
A suspected chemical incident forces the evacuation of London City Airport, with people needing treatment for breathing difficulties.

Russian warships pass through English Channel
A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case
Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the "Fake Sheikh", is jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a case involving singer Tulisa Contostavlos.

Aberfan school survivor recalls the day of disaster
Survivors of the Aberfan mine tragedy have been taking part in memorial services to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster which killed 116 children and 28 adults.

Counter-terror arrest over North Greenwich Tube device
Police have said they are stepping up patrols across London's transport network following Thursday's discovery of a device at North Greenwich station

Inside the militants' tunnels in Mosul
A deep network of underground tunnels has been uncovered at the outskirts of Mosul.

Polish woman 'booed' for Brexit comment on Question Time
A woman asked people to stop booing her when she said she no longer felt welcome in the UK since the EU referendum.

Hillary Clinton shows funny side at charity dinner
US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton poked fun at rival Donald Trump and at herself at a charity dinner in New York.

One man, one camera, the whole UK coastline
Quintin Lake is walking around the entire coastline of the UK taking photographs.

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case
The newspaper journalist Mazher Mahmood known as the "Fake Sheikh" has been jailed for 15 months.

US election: Trump takes aim at Clinton at gala
Donald Trump takes aim at Hillary Clinton in a speech at a traditional charity dinner in New York.

BBC News Channel
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.

Help find Jeremy the 'lefty' snail a mate
A rare garden snail with an anticlockwise shell has been discovered in London, but he must mate with similar.

New nuclear submarine given famous naval name
The Ministry of Defence says the first of four submarines to replace the present Trident nuclear missile fleet will be named Dreadnought, echoing famous ships of the past.

Paul Moss: Tartan blood and Scottish independence
As plans for another independence referendum are unveiled, Paul Moss examines whether Scots have a stronger sense of identity.

Sanchia Berg: Young, Polish and pondering Brexit future
Born in Poland, brought up in Britain - how do the younger generation of Poles here feel Brexit will affect their future? Sanchia Berg reports.

What's behind plan to move San Francisco homeless?
Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?

Which Sirs have had their knighthoods taken away?
As MPs back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, we look at figures from the past who have lost the honour.

At-a-glance - Draft Scottish Independence Referendum bill
The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.

Newspaper headlines: Brexit talks row and police 'sex pests'
Tensions at the EU summit over Brexit are reported in many of Saturday's papers.

Sculpture by the Sea
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.

Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Octopus hunters
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.

Rising ape
A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

The tragedy of Aberfan
Cofio 50 mlynedd ers y drychineb lofaol // 50 years since the tragic coal mining disaster at Aberfan in south Wales

England Women 0-0 France Women
England stretch their unbeaten run to eight matches with a goalless draw against France in Doncaster.

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton in United States GP practice
Lewis Hamilton was only third in second practice at the US Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg sets the pace.

United States GP: McLaren bid to remove chairman Ron Dennis
McLaren chairman Ron Dennis' position is under threat from his fellow shareholders and Ross Brawn and Martin Whitmarsh could replace him.

Chelsea v Man Utd: Jose Mourinho promises no 'crazy kid' celebrations
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he will not jump around like "a crazy kid" if his side score against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Back from the brink
Pop star Phil Collins is back, after a disastrous attempt at retirement spiralled into alcoholism.

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Cot, crib or pod?
Buying a cot is not an easy process, the choices are endless. Add in the dozens of "sleep aids" available and parents can spend a huge amount of money.

10 Things
How fast an 85-year-old can run a marathon, and more news nuggets.

Lawro's predictions
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Olympic kayak gold medallist in this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

'Shivers down my spine'
The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines

I, Wonderwoman
The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

Watching the unwatchable
At the Internet Watch Foundation, a team of 12 analysts spend their days viewing hundreds of images of child sexual abuse in order to block content - and even help rescue some abused children. BBC News finds out what doing the job is like.

'I needed counselling'
A student says her university's handling of her sexual assault complaint made everything "so much worse".