Joe Williams
Community radio presenter. Labour Party member in North Wiltshire. Flack. Cricket fan. Cyclist. Politico. #pusb

Entries by Joe Williams

Review: Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic/Theatre Royal

(0) Comments | Posted 1 February 2016 | (12:05)

It seemed an act of abominable cruelty when, in 1996, an otherwise reputable school in the West of Hertfordshire forced a class of 15 year old boys not only to read, but repeatedly feign enthusiasm for Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre. I should know. I write as a survivor....

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Why I am Backing Yvette Cooper and Hope You Do Too

(1) Comments | Posted 12 August 2015 | (20:47)

I have decided to back Yvette Cooper to become leader of the Labour Party, and therefore the next Prime Minister of the UK. If you give me a couple of minutes, I'll try and explain why.

This is not a decision that I have rushed. Although I regretted the haste...

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Cycle to Work: Just Say 'No' to Bargain Hunt

(6) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (00:00)

Being ill is miserable. Beyond the utter physical discomfort associated of days filled with coughing, retching or intense cranial pain, the utter boredom of being home alone with no one but Jeremy Kyle and a stir-crazy hamster to keep you company can be soul destroying.

On top of this,...

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Everybody Wins: Five Reasons Why Politicians Have No Choice but to 'Get Britain Cycling'

(3) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (10:30)

You have to sympathise with politicians sometimes. Yes, really. I wouldn't want to excuse any duck house purchases or lying about speeding points, but in how many other professions is continued employment reliant on satisfying the demands of thousands of bosses simultaneously? Whether on housing or...

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How to Save 36,815 Lives a Year

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2013 | (16:23)

You would probably be forgiven for not knowing an awful lot about the town of Pahrump, Nevada.

The town is arguably most notable for being the site where Las Vegas casino owner, Ted Binion, chose to bury treasure before dying under suspicious circumstances, and one of the men accused of...

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Getting Britain Cycling: Desperate Times Require Simple Measures

(6) Comments | Posted 28 January 2013 | (23:00)

Although the bicycle's simplicity and efficiency were a source of great marvel when it was first created, few could have anticipated that, almost 200 years later, it would provide such an elegant solution to so many modern social problems. The obesity epidemic. Air and noise pollution. Transport poverty. Rampant congestion....

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