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About Miles Piper

After university, Miles Piper began his career on a local newspaper in Wolverhampton and has since worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as a guest presenter on Classic FM. He was a founder-member of the National Rust board. More Posts

Vintage Crime: A Short History Of Wine Fraud/Rebecca Gibb (book review)

This morning, on my habitual overnight “tour” of the British national newspapers seeking items or stories of potential interest to Rusters, on the website of the Daily Mail I came across this review by Constance Craig Smith of a new book on the subject of wine called Vintage Crime: A [...]

November 17, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Power of Sport

Let’s face it the news is pretty darn depressing these days: war in Ukraine, the Middle East a tinderbox and a terrorist atrocity on the streets of Brussels. Speaking to the Rust team, the only cheer and positivity  is on the sports desk. They report on  a late summer/early autumn of fine [...]

October 18, 2023 // 0 Comments

Modern life – who needs it?

It will not surprise regular readers of The Rust that one issue our editorial team seeks to avoid is waxing too often – or too lyrical – about the complications of modern life and/or simultaneously bemoaning “How much more ordered, settled, logical and just generally better” Life [...]

October 7, 2023 // 0 Comments

Editoral: On Mortality

It is perhaps inevitable that, as time goes by, all sentient species – eventually, presumably – become aware and, if they live long enough, eventually accept that Life is on this planet is not just finite but relatively short in the overall context of the universe. A week or so ago, In [...]

August 5, 2023 // 0 Comments

What is – and is not – equality in elite sport

My effort today – which will no doubt make me few new friends or fans from the section of the community that might self-describe itself as the young, the diverse and/or the “woke” – is a simple statement of some of the factual and indeed inevitable practical issues faced by the general [...]

April 5, 2023 // 0 Comments

The travails of the sport of Rugby Union

Regular readers will be fully aware of the Rust’s somewhat idiosyncratic approach to editorial matters which is why today I make no apology for returning to the subject of the current state of the sport of rugby union generally – and specifically some of the “take aways” from the [...]

March 23, 2023 // 0 Comments

Cyclist-watch latest

In the cause of both keeping our followers abreast of developments in one of our major campaigns and indeed monitoring the modern world generally, this morning I provide Rusters with a link to a report that appeared yesterday upon the website of the Daily Mail. Frankly, no word of introduction or [...]

August 22, 2022 // 0 Comments

A curse upon them all wouldn’t go amiss

This morning I first wish to declare an interest. I am an “all or nothing” type of guy, me. About a dozen years ago a brother of mine rang me up and asked if I’d be interested in joining him and his eldest son – either just out of school or just about to go to university, I [...]

August 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

Reflections – Women’s Euros 2022, the Final

Yesterday, from approximately 4.20pm until its conclusion – joining millions of other Brits and television viewers all around the world – I watched the build-up and then the dramas of England’s epic 2-1 (after extra time) victory over Germany in the Final of the women’s Euros 2022 [...]

August 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

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