Eight months in – Tableau has changed my life

Time flies so fast when you are having fun! It's hard to believe it has been eight months since I started my Tableau adventure and in that time, I have published 52 visualisations on my Tableau Public profile, which is a great achievement. But there's more to that, how has a piece of software made a difference to my … Continue reading Eight months in – Tableau has changed my life

Head protection systems and halos – F1’s stickiest situation

You have probably heard the news a few days ago that the motorsport governing body, the FIA have introduced the halo head protection system for the 2018 Formula One season. A halo? You are probably thinking the multi-million best-selling XBOX video game series from Microsoft Studios. Wrong concept, it's not the the video game but the controversial head protection … Continue reading Head protection systems and halos – F1’s stickiest situation

Wumpa, Wumpa, Wumpa! Highlighting PlayStation sales for Crash Bandicoot

With the recent release of the "N-Sane Trilogy" on PlayStation 4, flooding back memories for video gamers, Crash Bandicoot has always been one of my favourite video game series ever since I first played Cortex Strikes Back as a three-year-old child. As I had some data that I had wrangled from the VGChartz website at the … Continue reading Wumpa, Wumpa, Wumpa! Highlighting PlayStation sales for Crash Bandicoot

Views and thoughts from freelancing at The Checkered Flag so far

For the last couple of months, I have been freelancing at an online motorsport magazine website called theCheckeredFlag.co.uk. It's been one of my goals to write for the site for two years, and when I did impress on my trial article, I had finally achieved that goal, which gave me nothing but motivation to make … Continue reading Views and thoughts from freelancing at The Checkered Flag so far

INFOGRAPHIC: Has the Birmingham Post Rich List become posher or less posh?

The Birmingham Post have had their annual “Top 50 Rich List” for the richest people in the Midlands every year since 2010. However, has the 2016 Top 50 Rich List become posher or less posh since the 2011 Rich List? Which business leader has topped the 2016 Birmingham Post Top 50 Rich List and who? … Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Has the Birmingham Post Rich List become posher or less posh?

EXPLAINER: How much does Birmingham City Council and Amey pay for roadwork expenditure?

In 2010, Birmingham City Council signed a deal with Amey to carry out highway maintenance and management services in Birmingham for 25 years. The deal is worked through a private finance initiative (PFI), but how much does the Council pay Amey for roadwork expenditure per year? How much does Birmingham City Council actually pay Amey … Continue reading EXPLAINER: How much does Birmingham City Council and Amey pay for roadwork expenditure?