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The one about Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee performed in Northampton at the start of the month. He is the current best British comedian, as voted for in the British Comedy Awards. But what does this mean? He’s the champion comedian, the high overlord of British comedy,...

Being bombarded

Being shelled, the way I was shelled, was a bit like having high explosive hiccups. There was a long enough pause between each blast to make me wonder if that last one was the last one. But then it...

An encounter with Tony Blair

Cherie immediately created a buzz, flirting her way through us like a knife through butter. I was surprised by how curvy she looked. My photographer for the job was a young lad who had arrived in a leather biker's jacket and Cherie homed in on him.

Keeping it real with Debbie Harry at Camp Bestival 2011

ON FRIDAY night Debbie Harry was going to have to work hard to impress me. Since MarilynMonroe each decade has thrown up its iconic blondes: Twiggy in the Sixties, Madonna in the Eighties, Britney Spears in the Nineties. The Seventies...

Will Self interview 2006

IF you type the name of novelist, satirist and journalist Will Self into an internet search engine, apart from sites dedicated to the man himself you will find several references to the phrase: “will self destruct”. (That’s as in the...

Alan Moore interview 2005

'I'M BACK," Alan Moore announces, throwing his wiry mane of hair out of his face and then carefully stroking it into place with ring-encrusted fingers. "I haven't gone… I'm back," he reiterates with a gleeful smile that lights up the...

Howard Marks interview 2004

HOWARD MARKS is a 59-year-old nuclear physicist but that's not why theatres across the country have been selling out when he arrives to perform his spoken word show. Teaching physics is what he would be doing now if he had...

Alan Moore interview 2003

ALAN MOORE is not talking about his book The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This might seem strange of the Northampton author because the Hollywood film version, starring no lesser mortal than Sean Connery, is on general release this week. On Film...

Rob Newman interview 2003

THIS IS a part of the country with fond memories for Rob Newman. The 39-year-old is returning to Northamptonshire on Wednesday as part of his stand-up comedy tour. But more than 20 years ago he used to come here on...
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