Nobody Has A God-Given Right To Have Kids

In 1969, before my time, an ad campaign for the Family Planning Association caused quite a stir by using an image of a supposedly...

The secret life of a train driver – Induction

On Monday 28th January, 1991 I began my career as a trainee train driver for British Rail. I reported at my depot, Wimbledon Park...

The secret life of a train driver – Assessment

In December 1990 I found myself unemployed for the first time in my life after being made redundant by British Telecom. I'd worked at...

HIV campaigners win NHS drug battle

The High Court has told the NHS in England it can fund a drug that can prevent HIV - after health bosses argued it...

Perfect Pitta Bread

These barely leavened breads, known to us by their Israeli name, but common throughout the Arab world, are some of the most ancient in...

Holiday To England 2016 – Part IV

Having survived the barber shop visit I made my way to the tram stop to begin my journey to onwards... to the badlands of...

Holiday To England 2016 – Part III

The train journey was uneventful and we landed at East Croydon station. I decided to top up my Oyster Card in the booking hall...

Holiday To England 2016 – Part II

Our approach to Gatwick Airport was that of a drunk man making his way to his bed. Staggering from side to side making a...

Holiday To England 2016 – Part I

Sometimes, life gives you certain signs that you should turn around and go back to bed because the day is going to be a...

Travelling From Left To Right

When you look at the recent student protests in the UK it occurred to me how people change throughout their lives. It may seem like...