STEPHEN DICKENSON is a seemingly very ordinary middle-aged Liverpudlian man, who makes a mind-blowing claim. He says he is the son of former Beatle Paul McCartney yet there’s no chance of him knocking at the door of ‘Sir Paul’ any time soon. For Stephen is convinced that the real Paul McCartney died in a suspicious […]Read more "Is this Paul McCartney or William Shears Campbell?"
THE way Terry Curran’s autobiography came about was a story in itself…. I was in Chesterfield’s press room at creaky Saltergate one Saturday when one of the journos said: “I can’t believe it – Terry Curran has applied for the Wednesday job. He says he’ll do it for free!” That sparked a thought. I wasn’t […]Read more "Why I’ll never ‘regret’ meeting my football hero…."
ONE of my greatest pleasures was not only to meet one of my football heroes – but to write his autobiography. Terry Curran meant a lot to me as a young Nottingham Forest fan. Having been mocked at school for supporting a useless team, the flying winger represented the first chinks of light on the […]Read more "Terry Curran, the missing X-factor from Cloughie’s great Forest team….."
JESUS CHRIST is reported to have said some amazing things – often sweeping, unconditional statements that turn the accepted values of our times upside down. I feel moved today to concentrate on just one. Matthew 5v5 reads: ‘Blessed are the meek – for the meek shall inherit the earth’. This isn’t a statement I hear […]Read more "How the meek will inherit the earth….."
VERY sad to wake up today and hear that Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom and England striker, has passed away at the early age of 59. Regis was a key part of a breakthrough period of black players in English football when he, Brendan Batson and Laurie Cunningham suddenly appeared in Ron Atkinson’s brilliant […]Read more "Regis and co made nonsense of racial discrimination through their talent………"
NIKOLA TESLA was a genius. The famous physicist is widely credited as being one of the main men behind the discovery of alternating current and the x-ray – two remarkable achievements. Yet the Serbian, who in modern day parlance made Albert Einstein look a bit dense, didn’t stop there. He also made potentially the […]Read more "Irrecadicate world poverty, cure for cancer? Financial interests are the main barrier"
A WOMAN said this in my hearing last night: “Well, of course, Rolf Harris painted for The Queen – she must have had it torn down as soon as she found out he was a paedophile!” Can’t fault her logic, based on the beliefs of 90 per cent of good folk in this country. The […]Read more "Can you see you who she is yet?"
DONALD TRUMP has been the recipient of an almost unprecedented torrent of abuse since becoming President of the United States. The media was comparatively generous to past holders of this most important of offices, including George Bush senior and junior and Barrack Obama, despite their prolific records of taking America to war. They even continue […]Read more "Whilst the nation focuses on his combover, Trump IS draining the swamp……"
IF you think the seemingly endless arguments about the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union are confusing now, little solace can be taken from when the issues last took centre stage in the 1970s. For a look back at the circumstances both before and immediately after the UK became a member of the […]Read more "Europe: We are reliving the confusion and instability of the 1970s"
THINK of Leicester and names such as Gary Lineker, Jamie Vardy, Mark Selby and, rather absurdly, Richard III come readily to mind. I doubt, however, that any compare as a human being to writer Sue Townsend, who was the subject of a very moving BBC documentary film aired last week. Catapulted to fame as the […]Read more "Leicester’s Sue was worth more than Kings and Queens……"