My first experience of living in Europe was an internship in North Germany. I’m not sure that I’d recommend that one’s first experience of fending for oneself should be on a foreign shore but that’s how it was for me. I still possess (somewhere) the tear-stained letter which I wrote home from my first digs, […]
Earthquakes. War. Fatal and near-fatal crashes. Romance in the desert. Sultans and royals. In the clutches of Iranian police. A world championship. Those and much more, all heavily laced with humour, are in a funny little book by helicopter pilot, Nick Mylne. Life In A Spin (The Conrad Press) is nothing to do with politics […]
How to be an alien gives an insight about the English of the 40/50’s through satire by a Hungarian born journalist.
The French are keen to re-start duty-free shopping in Calais for British tourists post-Brexit and ferries have reintroduced it
The first to swim the Channel was Matthew Webb in 1875. Peter Jurzynski became the 329th of Channel swimmers to complete the crossing
We need food for a growing population. Whether we buy from British farming, or other countries, the same ethical scrutiny should be applied
The high standard of food produced by farmers and available in the UK shops must be maintained in new trade agreements government negotiates
The Assault on Truth by Peter Oborne takes us on a rollercoaster journey into the heart of recent political events with example after example of documented duplicity.
Taking a pet on holiday to the EU has become costly and complicated since Brexit. Pet owners are now faced with difficult choices.
Nigel Beevor writes about Britain’s past as a Great Power during the British Empire, which led to Churchill, Atlee and Macmillan’s government believing we deserved special treatment post-WWII. But after the 2016 EU referendum, Britain no longer holds the same status.