Virgin Care has a contract for providing sexual health care services for parts of Teesside. How will this fit with its quick profit focus?
The National Trust says delays in the heritage scheme set to replace EU funding risk “erasing or damaging history.” Another Brexit bonus?
With the rejection of Aquind’s subsea plans, has Simon Clarke, MP, now waved goodbye to the regular donations from Boris Johnson’s friend?
This week id the start of three days of protest by Steve Bray and SODEM outside parliament. It started with Brexit and now it’s about corruption.
David Walsh writes about on the science fiction T-City Trilogy by Mark Aldard and its relevance then and now.
If you are already a Shakespeare fan or expert, then The Tragedy of Macbeth worth a watch. If you are new to Macbeth then this film is a great introduction.
Former Durham police chief, Mike Barton has spoken candidly about the current Westminster row so-called ‘Partygate’. Barton, who was critical of the Dominic Cummings trip to Barnard Castle during lockdown has said that the current situation is “significantly worse.”
A new look at H G Wells horror fiction classic The Invisible Man, and re-cast this tale of devastation and uncertainty in modern Britain.
A window on a changing London neighbouhood – real people, real stories. From an ever open door to a sewing machine…
There is an old philosophical thought experiment that you will have heard of. It goes like this – “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This old chestnut persists because it so beautifully demonstrates how language and meaning can impact upon how […]
A protest in London against the Policing BIll led by the Green Party.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is going through the report stage in the House of Lords at present. You may also know that this bill contains provisions limiting civil liberties, in particular the right to protest peacefully.
Coping with change is often difficult especially in these unpredictable times, and in particular for those with autism. Here are some tips on how you can help.
Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor claims that workers rights are excluded from freeports. Is this really the case?
Grassroots for Europe, along with other pro-European organisations is very concerned about the new powers created by the Policing Bill.
Rose – a 50 word romance
I know that actually losing your hair as you get older is a common thing for men, but to keep the hair and lose the curl…
A poem about how accidently going to a drinks party could happen to anyone..
Many people, including right across the North East will have to make the hard choice of whether to eat or heat in 2022. We need to hold the government to account.
Last night, I was unfortunate enough to overhear a meeting of the local UKIP party. I’ve never heard such an unhappy bunch of winners, their whole meeting seemed to be about settling scores with unbelievers!
Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, today highlighted another broken promise from the Tory government. This is their lack of commitment to dementia research.
The government has called for ex-teachers to return to the classroom to cover for Covid absences. Why would they?
Part 2 of Matt Vickers taking on the Planning Inspectorate…
Musings on The Black Velvet Band
Katie Weston writes about rape culture in our UK secondary schools and the BBC documentary Uncovering Rape Culture.
I’ll give you the sun is a beautifully written book about a set of twins who are worlds apart.
Greggs has been a real success story – so much so that you can practically taste it!
Weaving down roads I can flirt with the line
stitching up miles, I’m just chasing time
Campaigners continue to protest about the controversial Hassockfield/Derwentside IRC where women asylum seekers are now imprisoned.
The original Likely Lads was a sitcom written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais that aired from 1964-1966 about two young working-class Geordies called Bob and Terry (Rodney Bewes and James Bolam) who loved beer, football, and girls.