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Archie Bland

Archie Bland joined the Independent in 2008. After stints as foreign editor, Saturday editor and deputy editor, he was appointed as senior writer in 2013.

Will Stornoway be home to Europe's first spaceport?

A tiny airport on the Isle of Lewis is bidding to be Europe's first spaceport. But, given the events of last Friday’s Virgin Galactic crash, is it a workable idea? Archie Bland reports from the Outer Hebrides

The Saints: Southampton Football Club’s stadium has been recreated

For fans like me coming from out of town, the walk to Southampton Football Club’s stadium from the city’s train station is pretty familiar: up the hill, across the park, past the Premier Inn and down Northam Road until you find yourself in the throng of congregating fans.

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