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Billy No Mates

Nick Clements | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

In 2004 I embarked, somewhat foolishly and naively, on a journey to write a trilogy of books about masculinity. In 2013 the third book was published, I sighed in relief, they had consumed nine years of my life. During the writing hiatuses I would tour a one-man show in which I experimented with concepts and ideas for the books. Those were tough times.

The Week That Was: What's the Alternative?

Carla Buzasi | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Politics
Carla Buzasi

If one man in Stroud can find a viable alternative to powering cars over 150mph, surely the best brains in the country can work out how to pull Britain through the recession? Written like that, it sounds so simple, doesn't it? So, if there's a consensus that what we're doing now isn't working, what is the alternative? Certainly in Europe, the politicians haven't convinced the electorate that austerity is the way forward. Witness the general strikes in Greece and rioting in Spain. When there is no alternative, people take the law into their own hands.

Two Arrested After Man's Body Found On Newquay Beach

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a man's body was found washed up on a beach. A member of the public discovered the body...

Man Admits Stabbing Wife's Pregnant Cat After Row

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

A man has admitted stabbing his wife's cat to death following a drunken argument. Andrew Beese appeared at Gloucester Magistrates' Court accused of...

Floody Mess - Our Drought of Comprehension

Water 21 | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK
Water 21

It turns out the Water Industry isn't really regulated in the public interest at all; but rather, for protecting a range of commercial vested interests. The concept of holistic catchment management, where capturing rainwater against dry spells should be common sense, is still not remotely the norm.