Tag: Read and Weep

For Those In Peril On The Sea…

  Appel, who has been sailing the Hawaiian islands for a decade, said she had planned the voyage, which should take three weeks, for more than two years but that the pair were perhaps not as prepared as they should…

“Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better…”

“…I can make the police force a bigger laughing stock than you!” Avon & Somerset were criticised online after sending officers out on patrol wearing nail varnish with one victims’ charity branding the campaign an ‘odd gimmick’. But one man’s…

Platitudes & Handwringing

That’s all they ever offer: London in the 1970s and 1980s came to accept IRA bombs as almost part of living in the capital. It would help if grotesque publicity were not given to these acts of terror. It distorts…

Never Explain, Never Apologise

HGV driver Clive Taylor, from Astley Bridge, sent The Bolton News a picture of an overspilling bin in Vernon Street and says it has become a common sight around the town since the streamlined bins were introduced last year. And…

He says: ‘I was horrified, of course, but it was clearly a ridiculous mistake. I thought it would all quickly be cleared up.’

A jury would later find him not guilty in less than 40 minutes. But by then the damage had been done: the man once labelled ‘one of the outstanding school masters of his generation’ had lost not only his profession…