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Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019
THE worst day of my life came with a phone call while I was working, telling me that my brother’s body had just been found in his shed. He had taken his own life that morning and it was my duty to break the news to my elderly mother.
Date: Monday 14th January 2019
THE editor was plainly shocked as he reached for a glass of fortified water to calm his nerves. “I want to introduce more ‘f words’ in the column in the coming months,” I announced. He had jumped to the obvious conclusion when all I meant was these “f words” stood for fun.
Date: Monday 24th December 2018
THEY have become as much a part of our pre-Christmas ritual as the fancy lights, the Victorian fairs, the school Nativity plays in which one of the Three Wise Man inevitably wets himself with excitement, plus the usual rash of inconvenient strikes that wreck any festivity for the travelling public. I refer, of course, to winter wonderlands and bad Santas.
Date: Monday 10th December 2018
THE only circumstance that would persuade me to endure the misery of watching a television debate involving Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn is to discover how they react to questions when plucked away from the rarified atmosphere of the Commons where everyone shouts and heckles and no-one is actually listening.
Date: Monday 26th November 2018
SOME months ago a Government-backed survey invited children as young as 13 to describe their gender from a list of 25 different options. The choices put before teenagers in research for the Children’s Commissioner for England included “gender fluid,” “demi-girl” and “tri-gender.” The list of alternatives was offered as part of a campaign to “find out how gender matters to young people”.
Date: Monday 19th November 2018
THE National Trust put its sizeable foot in it again when it covered up art work at its Cragside property in Northumberland, the one-time home of Victorian industrialist Lord William Armstrong, in a bid to encourage visitors to “notice the absence of a female voice” by concealing male representation.