Crossing the channel

Stories about people crossing the Channel in [Read more]

Why is there a Right and Left in Politics?

The UK elections are over; a decisive win for Lab [Read more]

Pride at the Parsonage

The parsonage at Haworth is famous as the home of [Read more]

Word Soup

Writing ads for new jobs has become a tricky art [Read more]

Election Primer

Fellow Brits, unless you have been living under a

Queer Notes

The Australian singer and TV personality, Dannii

The first bookshop

Not many people know about the link between shoes

The Proverbial Woman

It was too wet to go out so I started on some Spr

Book Extravaganza, Coventry UK

Book Extravaganza is coming to the Belgrade Theat

Collocations

You may not be familiar with the term, but when s

Fan fiction, Slash fiction – What Next?

Fan fiction, sometimes spelt fanfiction, is the s

Celebrity Authors

What is your opinion of celebrity authors?

The Secret Schools for Afghan Girls

There was no World Wide Web (WWW) when I was in m

Apostrophes

Peter Trudgill writes a column about the orig

Shrove Tuesday – Pancakes!!!!!!!!!!

This year, Shrove Tuesday will be on 13th Februar

Banned!

Banning books is nothing new, and the banners inv

Remembering The Holocaust 2024

Saturday 27th was Holocaust Memorial Day.

What Have the Scots Ever Done for Us?

I won’t get into the number of eminent Scottish p

Buried Alive – And how to stop it

Who doesn’t have a lingering fear of being buried

The Origins of Panettone

I’m told many people in the UK abandoned the trad

Windrush

Windrush has been in the news a lot for the past

Words For Our Time

Susie Dent is an English lexicographer and etymol

Rizz and the Christmas Spirit

The Oxford English Dictionary has just announced

Team Building

Christmas is coming and – ‘working from home’ not

Funny Man – Graham Linehan

I’ve just been reading Graham Linehan’s memoir, d