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The Show goes on after staggeringly insulting city decision by the Queen and her mates

Yesterday, even by the extremely high standards of Semilong, was a strange day in Northampton. It began with the news that Northampton had failed in its bid to become one of our beloved majesty's Platinum Jubilee cities. This is about the...

A magic moment outside Six at Royal & Derngate

A wonderful thing happened on the way to Six at the Royal & Derngate. As all six particles in our nuclear family argued about where to grab a bite before the performance we found ourselves strolling along beside the...

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...
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