I’m reposting this (from June last year) partly as a result of a little chat I had with Jo Carroll on Twitter yesterday morning, and partly because I am heartily sick of hearing news clips about how debt/unemployment/financial crises are ’spreading like cancers’. Every time I hear someone say cancer, a little tremor of recognition [...]
This week I was on the Jonathan Miles Show on BBC Newcastle, chatting with Jonathan and the lovely Jerry of Echo 23 about the week’s news.
Before we got on to talking about big families, asexuality, proposal planners, and how rude David Cameron is, we were both asked what we were afraid of.
Jerry’s impressively terrifying answer [...]
The UK news has been full of death this weekend. The events in Norway, where more than 100 people have been grabbed out of their lives, are shocking and obscene. Chaotic, addicted Amy Winehouse’s death may seem less surprising, but for the people who loved her will be just as much of a shock.
We never [...]