Travel
31 March 2003
My wife has lately been challenging my insistence that there's nowhere worth walking in or near London. "We could go...
Travel
24 March 2003
I was in a sad mood on Scarborough station last Friday evening, perhaps because of the looming war, signified by the...
Travel
17 March 2003
Ted Jones is a retired pork butcher from Sheffield and a spokesman on black pudding-related matters for the National...
10 March 2003
The Shuttleworths, by Graham Fellows, is back on Radio 4. In its mellowness and its affection for the north, it's like...
Travel
03 March 2003
In the centre of Leeds, there's a Next that seems to be holding a permanent clearance sale. There, last Saturday, I saw...
Travel
24 February 2003
Last Friday, I went to Manchester in a train carriage packed with Arsenal fans heading for the Cup tie at Old Trafford...
17 February 2003
Talk of war always reminds me of my favourite shop, York Army...
Lifestyle
10 February 2003
To Yorkshire and Lancashire for a few days, to research a historical novel. I walked around Halifax with a 1905...
03 February 2003
A friend of mine who's done well out of contract publishing (whatever that might be) has bought a loft apartment in...
Society
27 January 2003
To York on the east coast main line, which is 150 years old around now. I board the train on 18/01/03, and immediately...
20 January 2003
I spent most of last week reading Boswell's Life of Johnson. I don't really expect anybody to believe this, but it...
Books
13 January 2003
Over Christmas, my children received the obligatory Beano annuals but also - mystifyingly, from a Yorkshire relative -...
Travel
06 January 2003
At Christmas, you see London as it might be in an ideal world. All true Londoners remain, while the true northerners...
Lifestyle
16 December 2002
My children were listening, rapt, as I evoked my childhood Christmases in Yorkshire. ". . . and there was this stuff...
Travel
09 December 2002
York Minster has lately been bathed in purple light. I looked to the Telegraph for condemnation of this, but a leader...

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