Section: UK

Stories of general interest to the whole of the UK


We Saw Three Boats

Charlotte Lebon

Miss Lebon offers us verses contemplating the refugee boats landing on the Dover shore and the many gifts their occupants bring with them.

My Final Trip of 2021

Mike Phillips

Mike travels from Spain to Kent to discover the true effects of Brexit thus far on his family, and contemplates political change in the EU.

Brussels Sprouts

John Bennett

Brussels sprouts were cultivated in the 13th century in significant numbers around the area of Brussels whence their name was derived.

Don’t Burn Wet Logs

Charlotte Mbali

Legislation has made it illegal from May 2021 to burn wet logs that produce a lot of PM 2.5 air pollution. Coal is outlawed from May 2023.


A Curious List Of Leaders

Nigel Beevor

Nigel Beevor reviews Lord Adonis’ latest book, in which he assembles a “curious list of leaders” from articles he has written in the past.


Paid To Pollute

Issy Veysey

65-year-old climate activist Jeremy Cox is part of the Paid to Pollute campaign challenging the Oil and Gas Authority in the High Court.