Tag: feel-good

Oh, Play Me Another Song, Love!

Kerry Andrew asks the question that (she clearly thinks) should be on the lips of everyone, everywhere: … is there a gender gap in the music industry? Well, frankly, that probably what you’d expect from a ‘freelance composer, performer and…

You Can’t Buck The Market…

When Liz Haughton opened The Park Café in Knowle West, Bristol, her vision was to create a community eatery serving wholesome and organic foods. Chips, coke and sweets were off the Daventry Road menu and replaced with dishes such as…

Oh, Canada!

Heather Mallick, columnist for the Toronto Star, is having apoplexy: Imagine being me, being asked by the Guardian to explain why my nice country, famously full of people who spend their days hewing wood and drawing water amid a stream…

Here We Go Again….

…with yet more ‘Something must be done….for the children!’ legislation: ‘In memory of our son we will also be pushing for UK legislation to introduce safety measures, for instance fencing or child-safe pool covers for all in-ground pools.’ And is…

Telling Passages…

The ‘Guardian’ has a big article on the work of the YOI; it’s pretty much as you’d expect, and quite a long article, but several bits stand out. First, there’s the assumption that these youths are – and are entitled…

Strictly For The Birds…

For a few weeks now, the ‘Guardian’ has been running a series of posts under the subheading ‘The Cuts Get Personal’. Some of them have been those stories you’d expect (cuts to disability benefits, etc), but most of them, well,…

No, ‘Poverty’ Doesn’t Cause Savagery…

…savages cause savagery: When I arrived to provide medical care, the four-year-old girl was unconscious. She had multiple bruises, skull fractures, a brain contusion, vaginal and anal tears, venereal disease, and was hemorrhaging from places a little girl should not.…

Ahhh, Brighton…!

A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action. Wha..? The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at…