I don't know why I clicked on this Daily Mail story about a person who I didn't even know. Maybe these articles are designed in such a way that I have become a zombie, or more likely it was to learn her secret of losing weight (I am on ...
October 12, 2012Admin
Only one brave soul attacked the liquid refreshments at our presentation at a fringe event during the Tory party conference in Birmingham. I watched his Adam's apple bob up and down in the second row as he guiltily ...
October 9, 2012Admin
The Daily Telegraph flagged our upcoming (tomorrow) presentation to the Tory party conference in this article. But it seems Demos aren't the only ones writing on alcohol and parenting.On the train I shall be reading this freshly minted research, which on first glance seems very much along the ...
October 8, 2012Admin
Seems everyone is writing about our tempestuous relationship with alcohol at the moment. Or is it that we always write about it, only I'm paying more attention now. In any case, I spotted an interesting article in The Economist which says that Britons are finally starting to drink less, ...
October 6, 2012Admin
The room was packed at the Labour party conference as we presented the Demos findings on alcohol abuse and parenting, ensuring a lively debate and some useful feedback.The informed crowd included Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of the Addaction charity, on the panel, and in the audience Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive ...
October 3, 2012Admin
I have covered a fair few party conferences and political shindigs in my time - most of them in France. I imagine in Britain, alcohol consumption is even more prevelent. Indeed Alastair Campbell talks in his memoirs of "everyone" being hungover after a Labour conference..... So it was perhaps not ...
September 26, 2012Admin
I've been working on Twisted Ladder, my first novel, since at least 2007. Or perhaps I've been working on it all my life. I wrote one of the chapters, The Salt Cellar, while still at school. I wasn't ready to be open about what I was writing then. So I ...
September 17, 2012Admin
PARIS -- French elegance it isn't, but this summer French boules are cool. More specifically petanque, a particularly un-athletic form of bowling usually associated with pastis-sozzled, flat-capped old men of Provence, is now the height of hipster fashion. From the cool canal quays ...
August 19, 2010Admin
PARIS (AP) - Scientists behind the European particle collider aimed at uncovering the secrets of the universe pushed Monday to build an even bigger machine - with money and partners from around the world. ...
July 26, 2010Admin
FARNBOROUGH, England — Plane makers notched up more orders on the third day of the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday - bringing the tally past $25 billion - as a resurgence in commercial aviation offset the gloom from governments' sharp cuts to defense programs. ...
July 21, 2010Admin