Blog posts

A mish-mash of of thoughts, features, opinions, links and ramblings.

February 13, 2012

Changes to legal aid could put justice out of reach for libel victims

I recently wrote a piece for Justice Gap on the effects the proposed legal aid bill will have on libel cases;...

September 7, 2011

An interview with Al Kent

“I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a pleasure. It was something that was always there, like food.” So says...

September 20, 2010

Grin Up North

Grin Up North returns to Sheffield in October, and England’s largest comedy festival will see over 70 comedians play more than...

August 20, 2010

Behind the scenes at the Crucible

This Christmas, Sheffield Crucible stages its first musical since its £15 million redevelopment, which was completed in February 2010.  Me &...

August 20, 2010

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance

A former Edwardian market in Rotherham is being transformed into a bustling arts hub for the creative industries in the town. ...

May 20, 2010

An interview with Joanne Harris

With 11 novels, a book of short stories, two cookbooks, an Oscar-nominated film adaptation and worldwide book sales of over 15...

April 19, 2010

The Real McKee

Sheffield artist Pete McKee has been a cartoonist and illustrator for more than 16 years, but despite his obvious talents, which...

February 20, 2010

Strictly Come Dancing’s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova

Husband and wife Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova are Strictly Come Dancing’s golden couple.  After meeting on the professional dance circuit,...

February 20, 2010

South Yorkshire’s food heroes: Wilkinson’s Butchers, Doncaster

The Wilkinson family of Doncaster have been synonymous with quality meat since 1954, when Bernard Wilkinson opened his first butcher’s shop...

February 20, 2010

South Yorkshire’s food heroes: Wentworth Brewery, Rotherham

With the pub industry in drastic decline and breweries shutting up shop on a monthly basis (according to specialist website,...

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