Living near the Queen in luxury at Shepherds …

It’s been many years now since I dreamed of trotting off Oliver Twist-style with a pack on my bag to seek my fortune in the…

Five jobs I’ve had including superhero and …

You may not realise this but you are reading the words of a fashionable, life-saving, super-hero, pot-washer. Safe to say we have all done our…

Facebook & Instagram crashed and so did life as …

In an outage which would have given rise to humankind’s worst existential jokes, should anyone have been able to post them, the mighty Facebook and…

Sara Cox interview: Bonding over chips and gravy …

Her dulcet tones grace the airwaves every teatime on  BBC Radio 2, she has a new TV show on the cards and this week her…

Loving Leonardo da Vinci; the hidden delights of …

It’s Rome’s less flashy little sister and rival and although it may not be as obvious, behind every door is a secret waiting to be…

Theatre review: Les Miserables at Manchester Palace Theatre

Quite how I got to my grand age as a musical and literature lover without seeing Les Miserables on stage is beyond me. I was…

LLO Chat: From radio and panto star to …

Gemma Ray and I go back to a time she ruled the local airwaves and I penned the news stories. We became friends after we…