Travel
07 July 2003
I am writing a historical detective novel, and one of the by-products of this is that I have begun to see the whole...
30 June 2003
There was a boy at school with me in York who was a one-off, and nobody could decide whether he ought to be on the end...
Lifestyle
23 June 2003
In Pangbourne, Berkshire, there's not much in the way of integrated transport. You get off the train and you're on your...
Travel
16 June 2003
Last Thursday evening, on the doorstep of my Preston guest house, I was looking at a map of the town, and comparing it...
Lifestyle
09 June 2003
For a long time, nothing bad ever happened to me in Framlingham. In fact, for years it seemed like a perfectly idyllic...
Travel
02 June 2003
In 1977, my friend Pete was refurbishing an old motorbike, and one freezing afternoon in York he asked if I'd like to...
Lifestyle
26 May 2003
These are just some of the years in which Southend Pier caught fire, was struck by a boat, or just fell into the sea:...
Lifestyle
19 May 2003
The scene: outside Leeds Market. The time: last Saturday morning. Big Issue seller: "Morning, madam. Can I interest you...
Books
12 May 2003
When features journalism was less dominated by celebrity arse-licking, one tended to see more of Byron Rogers's...
Lifestyle
12 May 2003
Those small moments revealing regional differences stand out ever more starkly as our society becomes increasingly...
Travel
05 May 2003
It has been announced that there will be an admission charge to York Minster from next summer. The administrators...
Lifestyle
28 April 2003
Half the BBC lives in Kentish Town, although to me it's a Capital Radio-blaring migraine in 3D. I associate it with...
Sport
21 April 2003
My children spent last weekend with their Yorkshire grandfather. The highlight of the visit seems to have been a trip...
Travel
14 April 2003
In September the first stage of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link will finally open, allowing Eurostars to storm through...
Society
07 April 2003
At 7.23pm Saturday last, I had just started on a pint of my favourite beer, Black Sheep Best, at the Maltings in York,...

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