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Date: Monday 12th August 2019
WHENEVER I’m about to start having a go at modern day popular music — so much better in the 60s, I moan — I look back to some of the cultural classics of my youth, such as My Old Man’s a Dustman and Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight, and promptly shut up.
Date: Tuesday 6th August 2019
IT has long been tainted by drug-taking allegations and what it demands from its competitors is verging on the inhumane. Were they animals undergoing such suffering there would be an outcry. But this is, for all its many faults, the greatest sporting event of them all.
Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
SIR Brian Leveson, our most senior criminal judge, probably has better things to do with his time than watch those harum scarum police chase programmes on the box where criminals and joyriders put lives at risk and public servants are assaulted. If Sir Brian does watch, he’ll be acutely aware of the incredibly soft sentences offenders get when their cases go to court, not always the fault of the judges, more likely due to the limited range of options open to them.
Date: Monday 17th June 2019
EVER since the last series of W1A finished — the comedy about life behind the scenes at the BBC with all its non-jobs, marketing gaffes and management speak — I’ve been feeling a bit lost in the search for something genuinely new and funny on the box.
Date: Tuesday 4th June 2019
I DON’T wish to spoil it too much for the kids who were out on strike from school on Friday, protesting against inaction over climate change, but they may have a longer wait than they anticipate before they convince some of my generation of the urgency of their call. Indeed they might have to wait until we’ve shuffled off this failing mortal coil.
Date: Monday 1st April 2019
A SMALL group of schoolkids gathered in a Cumbrian city centre with a home-made banner looking more limp by the minute in the rain. A few disinterested shoppers occasionally pausing on a busy Friday morning to see what all the fuss was about.
Date: Monday 25th March 2019
WELL, I was warned that she might be difficult. And so it proved. She had no wish to answer my questions, just to plug her new book and then be off. One well-known television personality who turned out to be nothing like the persona she was fond of projecting in front of the cameras.
Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
YOU might say that, privileged to be living in the Lake District, we already have one foot in heaven. Whenever I visit the little hamlet of Watendlath I feel I have not just one foot in heaven but at the very least the toes of my other foot, it’s that heavenly.