David Atkinson

Journalist * Content Writer * Editor

United Kingdom

Creative * Loyal * Professional

I am an independent media professional, based Chester, UK, with over 20 years of experience of working as a jobbing writer for newspapers, magazines and online media.
I know what makes a good story, can always spot a new angle and understand how human interest is key to storytelling. My specialist area of writing are travel, tourism, family, education and men’s issues.
I will deliver clean, accurate copy to deadline and include original quotes from named expert sources. I can work with you for editorial, content, copywriting, guest posts and media training.
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Contact me [email protected]; 07974 390436.

The Telegraph
The old-fashioned seaside town that's suddenly back in vogue

I used to come to Llandudno for childhood holidays in the Seventies. Think Formica tables, push-penny games on the pier and guesthouse landladies in floral pinnies. I recently returned with my own children, joining the staycation stampede from the North West after our original holiday plans were filed under 2021.

Mail Online
Handshakes and hugs are out - so what's the new global etiquette?

Handshakes and hugs were stopped when the coronavirus pandemic took hold But there are alternative greetings - and not only the 'Wuhan shake' foot-tap There's the Thai Wai, the Hawaiian shaka sign as well as the formal Japanese bow Here's how to help people impacted by Covid-19 Arriving at the Prince's Trust Awards in March, Prince Charles was about to go in for a handshake when, mindful of social-distancing rules, he quickly changed tack.

The Sun
Setting of '60s TV show The Prisoner, Portmeirion is like a fairytale

MOST famous as the setting for cult Sixties TV series The Prisoner, Welsh resort Portmeirion is like something out of a fairytale. Built in the style of an Italian village, its quirky buildings and woodland walks have also served as a location for TV show Cold Feet and been a favourite escape for stars including The Beatles.

The Telegraph
Is this Britain's sweetest town?

You can eat your own body weight in harvest produce at the various food festivals staged across the UK this autumn. British Food Fortnight ( lovebritishfood.co.uk) kicks off on September 17, but it's Conwy in North Wales which lays claim to one of the most coveted titles - Britain's oldest harvest festival (according to them, anyway).

John Lennon's childhood haven Strawberry Field reopens for the public

It has been a site of pilgrimage for more than 70 years, with Beatles fans rallying to the leafy south Liverpool suburb of Woolton to stand outside the red, graffiti-scrawled gates that lead to Strawberry Field. Last weekend, those famous red gates finally reopened after almost a decade-and-a-half, allowing visitors to explore the place John Lennon treasured as his childhood refuge.

The Independent
Why a visit to Nimes should definitely be on your bucket list this summer

With a landmark new museum just opened and a decision about a Unesco World Heritage listing pending for July, the Provencal city of Nimes is in the spotlight. The Nimes Festival, a summer jamboree of cultural events, is already under way across the cobblestoned old town.

Croatia's 1,244 Dalmatian Islands

It was my turn to do the washing up. "Just throw the leftovers to the fish," said Senko Karuza, who had just prepared a slow-cooked feast of smoked fish soup followed by black-eel stew and fresh polenta. "After all," he smiled. "It's organic."

the Guardian
Noatalgia trip: a 'family' reunion in Moldova

It was the summer of 1993. I left behind undergraduate life at Leeds University to teach English in a country most people had never heard of, and to live with a family I had never met. In Chisinau, capital of Moldova, the air was heavy with the smell of wild flowers and debate over the perestroika reforms unfolding before my eyes.