2:22am Monday 20th February 2017
AFTER helping my daughter move to university, I popped to her local supermarket before heading home.
3:38pm Monday 6th February 2017
WHY have we started calling things ‘clean’?
1:06am Monday 30th January 2017
I DIDN’T know where to put myself watching the new BBC drama series Apple Tree Yard.
7:09am Thursday 23rd February 2017
FOR many schoolchildren, the half-term break is a chance to kick a ball around the park, hang out by the swings with their mates or, if they’re lucky, head to the coast for a day trip.
7:10am Thursday 16th February 2017
MOST of us have a breaking point when it comes to bad service.
7:05am Thursday 9th February 2017
SEVERAL years ago I accompanied an aid worker to a gypsy camp in rural Bosnia, where people were so poor they had to rummage on rubbish tips for scraps.
8:06am Thursday 23rd February 2017
Despite some flooding and a mild winter, the British weather the last few months hasn’t been too challenging, but that’s not the case in many other part of the world. We are fortunate to live by the sea in western Europe, but others aren’t so lucky.
7:41am Thursday 16th February 2017
I SEEM to be very out of date as I thought that the Ladybird books were about Peter and Jane and aimed at young readers.
7:06am Thursday 9th February 2017
ECONOMISTS reckon that we aren’t going to give up buying stuff, or flying because progress depends on consumption. They’re also sure that until all cars are powered by renewable electricity we won’t reduce the high levels of CO2 and methane that are distorting the climate.
7:39pm Tuesday 21st February 2017
A NEW slogan - straight out of fairyland - has been coined by those disgruntled politicians who opposed, and still do so, the prospect of the UK pulling out of the European Union. It is: “The tyranny of the majority.”
3:36pm Tuesday 14th February 2017
LABOUR grandees are scraping around for a new leader if things go amiss for them in the forthcoming Copeland and Stoke Central by-elections, fearing that a continuation of Jeremy Corbyn at the helm could lead the party to disaster at the next general election and beyond.
2:58pm Tuesday 7th February 2017
BAD losers? I should say so. The anti-Brexit campaigners still don’t seem to understand that they lost the referendum last June, and seem hell-bent on frustrating the will of the British voting public, probably excusing their antics by calling in aid the title of the late and great Tam Dalyell’s last book, The Importance of Being Awkward.