• Driven by Success 7 Dec 18

    When most people think about motorsport, it’s probably fair to say that Formula 1 is likely to take pole position – but there’s another racing championship that’s speeding up from behind... Read More

  • Why Colour is a Grey Area 7 Dec 18

    “Mem’ries…misty water-coloured mem’ries…” sang Barbra Streisand in the schmaltzy film The Way We Were. We usually access nostalgic memories through our ‘traditional’ senses... Read More

  • Funny Money 7 Dec 18

    A career as a professional comedian is mostly a response to being driven by an innate – albeit odd – compulsion to get onstage and make people laugh. There’s the small matter of needing an... Read More

  • The Lie of the Land 23 Nov 18

    In the years since 1918, much time has been devoted towards examining the causes of the war, the reasons why it unfolded as it did, and its social consequences. However, relatively little attention... Read More

  • After the War was Over 9 Nov 18

    “The Armistice was signed at five… the War ceased at eleven,” announced Lloyd George, as the ‘war to end all wars’ came to an end. Yet it wasn’t the final war and, while the conflict may... Read More

  • A Brush with the Law 26 Oct 18

    With some trepidation, I report for a briefing at 6.30am to Watford Central Police Station, which is located, splendidly, in Shady Lane – a great name for a place that deals with criminals. Before I... Read More

  • Writes… and Rights 12 Oct 18

    They say that life often mirrors art – and on the very day I interview Jodi Picoult about her latest novel A Spark Of Light (in which an armed man breaks into an abortion clinic), a Marie Stopes... Read More

  • Backing for the Battle-Weary 12 Oct 18

    “Whenever humans come into contact there’s potential for dispute,” offers Victoria Harris, CEO at Mediation Hertfordshire, a not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals and businesses who... Read More

  • A Joy-Ride in a Paint-box 28 Sep 18

    Even in his final years Winston Churchill was being lauded as the greatest Englishmen of his time, and more recently he has been described as the ‘greatest Briton ever to have lived’. When... Read More

  • Why So Serious? 14 Sep 18

    “As a child, it was always Sherlock Holmes with whom I was deeply in love, and whom I wanted really to be,” explains a wistful Emma Thompson on the character that has most fascinated her... Read More

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