27 February 2016
Chocolate, now that’s a word to catch your attention straight away. Would you like to know how to enjoy chocolate and help others in the process? Then please read on.
21 February 2016
Confusion apparently reigns supreme among Grantham people wondering which way to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.
14 February 2016
One of the reasons I back Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour to victory in the next General Election is that in my view the alternative ‘Gang of six, eight or even a dozen or more’ candidates are in fact closet Conservatives.
07 February 2016
Where has all the glamour gone in Grantham nowadays? That’s my big question this week.
16 January 2016
Ever since his novel Rotten Borough blew the lid off the activities of Grantham’s version of the nobility in the 1930s, local author Oliver Anderson’s name has been mud among the town’s hierarchy.
10 January 2016
People often ask me how Hitler-style tyranny could establish itself as a kind of Third Reich regime in a supposedly free society like ours?
09 January 2016
In November, George Osborne explained how the Government will deliver on the promise we made to the British people during the election campaign and bring the country’s budget back into the black.
03 January 2016
How can otherwise highly intelligent people allow their traditionally benevolent community to be dismantled piece by piece in what amounts to a form of nonfatal genocide, if that is possible.
27 December 2015
The plight of all Grantham patients forced to travel here, there and everywhere for NHS treatment they could have had in their own hospital was brought home to me recently in no uncertain terms.
20 December 2015
A long night of nostalgic Beatlemania recently reminded me of just how low British pop music and entertainment has sunk since those heady days when the Fab Four ruled the world.
13 December 2015
Although I didn’t want to become embroiled in the bitter controversy surrounding RAF air strikes in Syria, subsequent events have forced my hand.
06 December 2015
Well, that’s it! I thought I would never hear the like of it, but now I have and enough is enough.
28 November 2015
As Christmas approaches, it is often referred to as the Season of Good Will.
22 November 2015
Spooky memories were revived for me on reading Ruth Crook’s Grantham Civic Society article on the history of gunpowder in a recent Journal issue.
08 November 2015
I have spent longer working in business than in politics and I know that the real heroes in the story of our economic recovery are Britain’s businesses, whether large like Moy Park, Grantham’s largest employer, or small like the Picture Café, a welcome new feature on Wide Westgate.
18 October 2015
The only tribute I feel able to pay David Cameron for his diatribe at the Conservative Party conference is a Freddie Starr style finger-under-the-nose gesture.
11 October 2015
How times change and public opinion with them, I thought, on reflection this week.
20 September 2015
If new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should ask for my advice, which he wouldn’t of course, I would tell him to take notice of my grandmother’s age old sayings.
13 September 2015
This year’s three World War Two 70th anniversaries have blown the issue of Britain’s Trident nuclear defence system renewal wide open.
06 September 2015
Someone called me a ‘Whingeing Pom’ this week. He had no right to. He wasn’t an Australian. If he had been, I might have forgiven him for not knowing any better.