Peter Greste released after serving 13 months in Egyptian jail – while others wait and hope
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THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) marked the International Day of the Disappeared in an exhibition held at Blackburn’s Open pop-up arts venue from Saturday August 30 for two days. Members of the British Red Cross’ North West branch collaborated … Continue reading
It’s 2.53pm and I’m sat at Bolton Market in their newly refurbished food court with a small glass of Rose. I can hear you wincing.
I know, my fellow Boltonians, you are cringing at what I have just so openly divulged.
You might picture me in a dingy boozer surrounded by old men who have been unemployed since their paper boy days, aged 15.
You would, of course, be mistaken.
There has been a wave of renovation here.
With next year being the 10th anniversary, I caught up with some visitors to ask their experience of this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Sitting in a small out-of-town coffee house, I’m listening to the conversation of four ladies. They’re discussing their husbands, The Great British Bake Off and their issues with ever-changing technology.
I shouldn’t really be listening, I know, but there is something refreshing about it.
A number of years ago now, someone told me that I shouldn’t do something because I will never make any money out of it.