a salute to the walking embodiment of British values

Why did we take Captain Sir Tom Moore to our hearts? Of course his charity effort was inspiring, but it was more than that. He represents the best of British. In The Life and Times of Captain Sir Tom (ITV), historian Dominic Sandbrook did as good a job as any of defining it: “He seems […]

Oldham on brink of full lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

“The first thing that we’ve said to the Health Secretary is that we don’t believe that it would be right to see the further relaxation with regard to the opening of a range of additional business premises this weekend or in the near future,”...

‘Early breast cancer screening saved my life’

I always knew I needed to keep an eye on my breasts. I lost my mother to breast cancer when she was just 43 (Dad also sadly died from cancer in his late 30s), and as I grew up I was determined to make sure that if it ever happened to me I caught it early.  I lived in...