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It’s not even real Covid – it’s like a cheap internet pirate copy

It won’t have escaped your attention that people are coughing a lot more these days and I thought, as a lifelong cougher myself, it wouldn’t hurt to share a few tips for the inexperienced coughers out there or those...

The embarrassing behaviour of some men with their camera phones around breastfeeding women

There is an anti voyeur law working its way through Parliament at the moment and one of the problems it is attempting to solve is men taking pictures of breastfeeding women in public without their permission. It follows a case...

We need strong leadership at COP26, but we also need to play our part

Recent analysis by market researchers Demos has identified that the British public displays ‘overwhelming’ backing for strong climate action.  The opportunity now arises for our leaders to represent the nation’s mood at the fast approaching COP26 summit in Glasgow. ...

I changed career to fight for the environment

In 2017, I gave up a career in project management in the events sector and made the decision to return to education in the hopes of starting an entirely new career related to the environment. I had always loved...

Blah Blah Blah. Will the Glasgow COP lead to actions not words?

This week is COP26 – or, more accurately, the 26th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). The FCCC was signed in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1992,...

Is Northampton the Cinderella City finally going to be recognised?

Many, many, years ago when I was a wild-eyed, hare-brained journalist on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, I became emotionally invested in the town's stop-start aspirations for city status. The idea is being discussed again. The same reasoning as before...

They have done what I would have done if I was king for a day

It's taken the best part of 53 years for politics to finally really please me with something. I thought I was invested. I was a happy little leftie way back when Tony Blair got in, but then there was...

Who are these panic petrol buyers?

Let’s just be clear. Fuel shortages don’t exist, there is no fuel crisis, the perception of shortages has been created by panic buyers and it has all been caused by the media’s power to announce a crisis at its...

Going viral always reveals some kind of truth

Suddenly going viral does not sound as sexy as it used to any more. In recent times the phrase had come to mean an unexpected explosion of digital popularity. The virtual world of social media had become so enmeshed with...

When bike fun on Northampton’s Racecourse turns to violence: Are we letting our kids drift into trouble unchecked?

We were walking the dog, taking my daughter on her bike to meet friends on Northampton’s Racecourse park, coming from the Barrack Road entrance towards the old loos, where we saw two young lads practicing wheelies on bikes. It...
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