Treyvon murderer acquited

Treyvon Martins was a young black american returning from the shops with a pack of skittles and some iced tea; his mistake was to make his way home through white suburbia;his murderer has been acquited. Apparently it is self defence to hunt down and shoot a black kid...
History of the world in one hundred brilliant fragments

History of the world in one hundred brilliant fragments

BBC Radio 4’s A History of the World in a 100 objects has come to a close – and through the many episodes I felt enlightened and uplifted, dewy-eyed on a number of occasions, and more consciously part of a wider, older world – what a magnificent...

Wedding photos

How do the British rate at weddings? Greeks smash plates, jews of any nationality smash glasses, the British wear hats and get smashed. The French probably wear hats as well and look stunning. But the British wear hats as if they are handcuffs. They wear hats that...

Red Barn

Red Barn – the site for the fumblings and sexual awakenings of roughly half the youth of Buckfastleigh in the ‘seventies, has been demolished. If ever a building was entitled to listed status it is surely that one – an attractive, and often...