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Tim Burrows @timburrows Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Guardian journalist and writer. https://t.co/wQf1OWQlty… / tim.burrows@theguardian.com Agent: zross@unitedagents.co.uk

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Joined Twitter 3/13/08


this is fucking dark https://t.co/WfIlbBCgdk
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2/22
2020
I live in the latter!* by floodplain i mean active / former / projected to become once again if sea defences aren't looked afterStorm impact: 20% of my fellow constituents who contacted their MP this week were concerned about the environment.… https://t.co/CTwWdvLd2q @darrenhayman Great stuff, will come to this - love to chat with you about Brentwood one day too @justynaaargh this is an act of terror
2/21
2020
@danhancox You know very well Who you are Don't let 'em hold you down Reach for the stars You had a goal But not th… https://t.co/UDEI5XII0cDamn wish i could cut that repeated 'of' @LukeTurnerEsq Cc @LeeRourke who still does i think !He also invented find & replace. Can't think of of someone who has changed the nuts and bolts of the modern writing… https://t.co/fllDiOTsAy
2/20
2020
@JackBBClayton Congratulations Jack! @KitCaless Man he's a clay-pigeon shooting expert what do you expect https://t.co/iZFAyULqnNCameron tried to pull a similar stunt with curry houses, spending £1.75m of taxpayers' money on five 'curry college… https://t.co/TThwKBNwWx
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @Andr6wMale aka highbrow piers morgan (he pioneered the bully-who-is-really-the-bullied vibe that is now ubiquitous… https://t.co/GOhJaT3kv1Urge people to go and see this brilliant play about class, place, 21st-century alienation and love by the bossman… https://t.co/Bq49igQeD2 @LukeTurnerEsq @artfund man I love this (is this what your stag do is gonna be like?)First time you’re just mesmerised, but it’s the ensuing viewings, when you know what Dave's going to say, that brin… https://t.co/AWpnGg36Db
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2/19
2020
@GBudden2 @DeadInkBooks Can't wait for this mate. Looks great. Share with you a deep love of Savage Messiah too! @LukeTurnerEsq https://t.co/7Uma4gIWyY @Jenn1fer_A 🎼If you're going to San Francisco / Be sure to look for Robert Louis Stevenson's teeth 🎼 @SeanGlynn4 @unherd ah m8, ok - i was taking the pee. Let's not get to 'seven tweets back, your honour' about this. good day to you @SeanGlynn4 @unherd I don't care that he interviewed him. I do care that the piece is essentially a defence of usin… https://t.co/ccy84Ebfl0 @SeanGlynn4 @unherd who knows what happened in that room (terrible and unnecessary piece based around a cod-scienti… https://t.co/xBgRO3iSiX @SeanGlynn4 @unherd 'none of this is to defend the hiring of Sabisky — who, full disclosure, is my bestest ever bud'Has there ever been a more self-destructive Nando's reservation? https://t.co/tpAzMIwxrVThis tribute by @leebrackstone is v touching, pointing out 'the world is now starved of his memoirs which he was fo… https://t.co/N3MI0lbCT2Christ, this is good. I went to a crappy and violent comp in the 90s like the one in this article and also have pro… https://t.co/vQZyufdo9Z
Retweeted by Tim Burrows“I went from listening to United by Throbbing Gristle to dancing in a field to Josephine by Chris Rea,” he recalled… https://t.co/42Daj7u64I
2/18
2020
No surprise Boris Johnson hasn't sacked Sabisky for pushing eugenics. Johnson has flirted with similar ideas himsel… https://t.co/yg9vp35XD5
Retweeted by Tim BurrowsAndy Weatherall once described his work as "a series of beautiful, totally futile gestures."
Retweeted by Tim BurrowsThe second worst thing about this is the use of 'personal news' as a prefix to some professional news, which is the… https://t.co/hi7qA9VHx8It's happening! Chris Mason also confirmed he's been made an offer to move to Times Radio. https://t.co/fkEKgASqCZ https://t.co/XJUfqR18TQ
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2/17
2020
This article features many, many great lines, such as: 'We need to accept that toxicity in male identity is not ele… https://t.co/BEoopBdjra"They can't turn us into Sky Arts if we do it to ourselves" https://t.co/jkKbnjaZEWThis is from a conversation I had with Jonathan Meades in 2013, about lack of backing the corporation gave his his… https://t.co/z0moaGa3YWA caveat. I've long thought the BBC shouldn't have bothered trying to 'compete' with other stations, as in doing so… https://t.co/q8kheAmz4MShould it happen it will be nothing but tragic https://t.co/cciCWzw6fM @c2c_Rail Are trains running at all from southend east to barking today?
2/16
2020
This is horrific https://t.co/58Irtmm9VB @HarrySword This has for years been the album i play during either writer's block or the final stages of finishing… https://t.co/hrfJ8oIz2b @owenhatherley "It is fair to say that this went to everybody’s heads." One of many of the truest of true sentences… https://t.co/Gkm3YBR115
2/15
2020
Still a few places left on our visits to waste management sites as part of Eloise Hawser’s ‘800,000 tonnes’: 19 F… https://t.co/yvc4w6Qx1g
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @maryepworth Psychogeography graphic novels have been spun out of less
2/14
2020
"The Essex thing is self-creation... finding your own way of doing things." My all-time favourite band @TNPs interv… https://t.co/c7ogMbSj1F
2/11
2020
Storm Ciara has washed out some beauties that haven't seen the light of day for a long while. Most of these Thames… https://t.co/aOz51X0RjZ
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2/9
2020
I grew up on Canvey Island. This is what everybody looked like well in to the 80s https://t.co/ZjTecnzUcr
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @HarrySword 'Some idiot has complained about the breakfasts.' @HarrySword yeah it's Partridge Brent but sometimes expands into something sublime. Just the fact he reads 'about s… https://t.co/zyuDYLK8LHThis UK coronavirus quarantine diary has so many oddly hilarious subplots, including the man who hoards the large a… https://t.co/MLbjbLsOqs🎼I'd like to be In Highbury To see Ringo's grandson charged With affray🎼 https://t.co/ODK9aTxJvO
2/7
2020
What are some good books about the prehistory of music, or very very very early music? Can be in specific places, n… https://t.co/wd40dkpUnT
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @trillingual maybe i was too young but weren't they all extremely unlikeable at the time?RIP silver screen legend Kirk Douglas, pictured here with his son Michael in London, England (1998) https://t.co/7Ru0izyF7K
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @EmilyRoseMackay CC @HarrySword @karlwhitney well are you? @paullaity Congratulations Paul, excellent news
2/6
2020
@MaeveShearlaw The streets are paved with slag jibes from trolls
2/5
2020
"I suppose all of us want to own our own houses, but I don't think there is much chance of that" - a pre-echo of ri… https://t.co/Nyngi3jQes
2/4
2020
@JohnPMerrick1 I need to get my calendar out re walks but potentially yes!This was a great and illuminating day of learning about an important facet of estuarial Essex. Props to Eloise Haws… https://t.co/phtaohBcNA
2/3
2020
@Rico_Caraco https://t.co/yqOFjWa8K4 @JohnPMerrick1 Wait wasn't i sitting almoat next to you later on ? Should have said hi! Next time ... thanks for co… https://t.co/8nD2oL8lyq
2/2
2020
Murdoch pushing the boat out, I see. https://t.co/72V9qfOMAG
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1/31
2020
(Johnson has also realised the frictionless bank holiday weekender style is the one to go for)https://t.co/rLMTOeiOxQ https://t.co/jzTSvo7H8uhttps://t.co/x5Yy2S06lz https://t.co/rLMTOeiOxQ
1/30
2020
@adambecket @LukeTurnerEsq @_williamdoyle i mean https://t.co/Iw3URXgeur @adambecket @LukeTurnerEsq , @_williamdoyle et moi are partial
1/29
2020
A concrete one https://t.co/CF0uAeRTpM
Retweeted by Tim BurrowsJoin us this Saturday for '800,000 tonnes: Talking Rubbish'. An afternoon of discussions mapping waste, its infrast… https://t.co/XUX3geoPjJ
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @danhancox maaaan @HarrySword Sabbathesque shuuurely
1/27
2020
This was good broadcasting imo 👍 https://t.co/8pMKyusHdrStart the day with a goosebump-inducing @mjohnharrison review of @GreatDismal's new novel, Agency https://t.co/WVxTraTA5i
1/25
2020
@RadicalEssex @FPGSouthend @hollyfirmin_ @QMUL Great minds https://t.co/4nNqIeGg4z @chocogirl64 @RadicalEssex Not much. Have you seen the episode? An epic. @chocogirl64 @RadicalEssex It is 9 years old! But yday was the first i had heard of it
1/23
2020
@HarrySword I have been waiting for this ALL DAYJoin us on Sat 1 Feb @FPGSouthend for ‘Talking Rubbish’ with @timburrows, @hollyfirmin_, Kate Spencer from @QMUL an… https://t.co/UG8luFQ7s3
Retweeted by Tim Burrows"My family and friends get to hear me to talk rubbish for free all the time, now it's your turn etc &c" https://t.co/W6TFXe0o1eThe actual episode is more bizarre and macabre than that. The couple and Kevin end up unable to visit the boat, whi… https://t.co/hVFMfqK3sk @danhancox My birthday is in January so have only done the dry-Jan a couple of times (always ending on my bday at e… https://t.co/thxc8YD1YcDead-eyed Kevin McCloud crawls up the beach from the wreck, choking on seaweed and microplastics. Something flicker… https://t.co/xTNVDBISHpEverything that dies in London ends up, somehow, In Essex https://t.co/g1UZBwiSEiBREAKING Tories vote down House of Lords plea to help refugee kids after Brexit https://t.co/0DEbuARm1R
Retweeted by Tim Burrows @Jenn1fer_A @LukeTurnerEsq @JahDuran @RepeaterBooks @theQuietus yeah they are so Rod it hurts @dominiclmiller1 so he is! Did you know he was an epping lad, @LukeTurnerEsq ? https://t.co/ZgBqSC7l6W'After all, the future, like the past and present, now belongs to the only ones who can still afford it, the old.'… https://t.co/3NTpxYuZAm @joekennedy81 I do always read stuff like this as a direct troll on you tbh
1/22
2020
@leebrackstone New Primal Scream?Fascinating. French newspaper Le Monde reduced the number of articles it published by 25% over 2 years, and increas… https://t.co/BVx9twPIN3
Retweeted by Tim BurrowsThe problem isn’t over-population; it’s over-consumption https://t.co/UI2oUtXiSH
Retweeted by Tim BurrowsGentrification + the spectacle-as-experience economy = the 2020s. We all live in the Boiler Room now https://t.co/KCTcx8ePVZ
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1/21
2020
@southendmir @southrecordshop Come down! Nick Jacobs of the Blue Aeroplanes and rest of the band currently warming up in Anke'sTONIGHT iN SOUTHEND! Syd Barrett inspired 1970s art punk via Dad Burrows and his reformed band the Ba. With me on d… https://t.co/3qTGwfPxxx
1/18
2020
“At one school, Longfield said she had been told that a portable booth made out of cardboard was used to place over… https://t.co/E1VOKkQ11G @KitCaless Chairman of Spurs turns up at the end. Scenes.
1/17
2020
Raymond Williams on the fragmentation of rural life, not as tragedy but necessity, told through a paragraph of thru… https://t.co/1J9D8ECt6b @peter_nhs just screen this at yer next art house cinema night that'll show em https://t.co/v8rDU6E8ys @peter_nhs I was gonna write Prooduh but thought that was too much the other way
1/15
2020

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