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Devenport Diaries R.I.P

Mark Devenport | 10:28 UK time, Thursday, 21 April 2011

As some of you may know, the BBC has conducted a review of its many sites, with a view to streamlining its web offering. I don't know exactly which tests were applied, although I can imagine (does the blog host regularly split his or her infinitives, how many typos go uncorrected, what is the general level of derision prompted by his or her posts and so on). But somehow, inexplicably, the Devenport Diaries has survived!

However there is always a price to pay. Whilst my continuing analysis of the election campaign and reportage of some of the more off beat episodes of life on the hill will now appear here, the new cross BBC format means the page will simply be called Mark Devenport, not the Devenport Diaries.

I fought long and hard for my alliteration, but the powers-that-be wouldn't budge. If any of my colleagues get away with assonance, puns or other word play I shall be on to the Equality Commission pronto.

The Devenport Diaries (and your comments) will remain archived, and I'd like to express my gratitude to all of you who have left a comment or just paid this blog a visit since 2007. I hope you enjoy my new page which will incorporate my tweets, video, audio and news stories as as well as blog entries.



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