Manchester Elects: Stephen Morris

We've had a look at Andy Burnham of Labour and Jane Brophy of the Liberal Democrats and the current league table looks like this: 1st - Andy Burnham 2nd - Jane Brophy But how does Stephen Morris of the English Democrats stand up? Let's have a look at his manifesto and see. Stephen or, it... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Jane Brophy

Next in line for a manifesto analysis is the Liberal Democrats' Jane Brophy. Cllr Jane Brophy is, it won't surprise you to know, a councillor. More specifically, she's holds a bit of power in the Timperley Ward of Trafford Council. She's had a long history of campaigning, with a particular emphasis on the environment in... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Andy Burnham

With the vote for Manchester's first Mayor creeping ever closer, I was pleased to receive through my door a booklet which included an introduction to the election, instructions for how to vote, and the manifestos of each of the candidates (or at least those who submitted one). I thought it would be an idea to... Continue Reading →

A night at “the Speedway”…

Among the many and varied sports that I've enjoyed watching over the years on Sky Sports and Eurosport, speedway is perhaps the most annoying one that my parents have had to put up with. Moving to Manchester has provided me with a lot of opportunities, not least of which being the chance to visit the... Continue Reading →

A night at “the darts”…

As anybody who knows me in any way will know, I'm a huge fan of the darts. Thursday nights, without fail, find me glued to a screen watching the Premier League, with Michael van Gerwen pounding in 180 after 180, and Russ "The Voice" Bray's strained tones bursting with delight out of my speakers. It's... Continue Reading →


If you've followed English football in any way over the course of this current Premier League season, then it will have been impossible for you to have missed the Paul Pogba story. As background to Pogba, he's a 23 year old, French central midfielder. He started his professional career at Le Havre AC in France,... Continue Reading →

Umbrella Etiquette – get it right

While the British climate could never be described as dry, I think that winter, in particular, obviously brings with it more rain than usual. Hairstyles get wrecked, moods dip, posh towns in the south flood, and everybody’s favourite bugaboo comes out of the woodwork; the umbrella. Social etiquette, in my view, is largely becoming forgotten,... Continue Reading →

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