10:02am Friday 24th October 2014
11:17am Friday 17th October 2014
12:51pm Friday 10th October 2014
THE debate on Skeeby speed bumps is still rumbling on. Inspired by the "my dad works here" signs among the roadworks on the A1 at the moment, I would favour a speed matrix sign and number plate recognition camera linked to DVLA records which flashed up images of the speeding driver's loved ones along with a poignant message.
5:33am Friday 3rd October 2014
WE have a cat down. It's the grey cat which spags the baby and bites your hand when you try to stroke it, but it's poorliness has been surprisingly upsetting. The vet thinks he may have been hit by a car. I didn't like to tell her I'd thrown away his pet slug and he's probably just unable to walk through grief.
3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014
2:49pm Friday 26th September 2014
10:49am Friday 19th September 2014
STAMPYLONGNOSE – there's a name you may not be familiar with it. People also call him Mr Stampy Cat. That's more a formal name than a pseudonym, and it's definitely not a sussudio, which, according to Phil Collins, has no meaning whatsoever when he sang it in the 1985 hit single of the same name.
3:59pm Friday 12th September 2014
3:44pm Friday 29th August 2014
4:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014
KEN and Deirdre’s Welsh caravanning holiday is my new highlight of 2014. First Deirdre had a staring competition with a sheep and lost, then Ken and Deirdre went for a walk and were chased by a bull, except they didn’t get chased and it was actually a cow.
3:47pm Friday 15th August 2014
4:53pm Friday 8th August 2014
3:24pm Friday 1st August 2014
4:54pm Friday 25th July 2014
11:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014
NEVER mind the Tour de France or the World Cup, the best action took place at the six-year-old’s school sports day this week. After a summer of sporting failure, you will be pleased to hear that British participants excelled, winning almost every race.
4:32pm Friday 11th July 2014
1:58pm Friday 4th July 2014
3:34pm Friday 27th June 2014
4:23pm Friday 20th June 2014
4:36pm Friday 13th June 2014
1:49pm Friday 6th June 2014
5:05pm Friday 30th May 2014
3:58pm Friday 23rd May 2014
3:57pm Friday 16th May 2014
3:58pm Friday 9th May 2014
4:30pm Friday 2nd May 2014
3:35pm Friday 25th April 2014
THERE’S a risk of being summoned to Welcome to Yorkshire head office in York and forced to listen to the official Grand Depart song, The Road, on repeat until I can take no more for saying this, but I'm sick of hearing about Le Tour.
4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
2:45pm Friday 11th April 2014
3:52pm Friday 4th April 2014
IT’S a mystery that is gripping the nation. Well, when I say nation, I actually mean Leyburn, and when I say Leyburn, I suppose I really mean Maythorne and when I say Maythorne ... OK, it's just me that's gripped – and if I'm being totally honst, I'm only quite interested.
3:15pm Friday 28th March 2014
4:32pm Friday 21st March 2014
4:31pm Friday 14th March 2014
11:34am Friday 7th March 2014
4:39pm Friday 21st February 2014
3:57pm Friday 31st January 2014
4:29pm Friday 24th January 2014
3:55pm Friday 17th January 2014
4:43pm Friday 10th January 2014
4:15pm Friday 3rd January 2014
LOOK away now if you want funny and uplifting. It’s gloomy, wet and grey outside and I’m back at work, a place where mid-morning gin and tonics – because it is Christmas – and eating the contents of the kids’ selection boxes wearing just your pants is frowned upon.
12:38pm Monday 6th January 2014
11:51am Friday 20th December 2013
1:12pm Friday 13th December 2013
3:14pm Friday 6th December 2013
2:38pm Friday 29th November 2013
3:48pm Friday 22nd November 2013
12:17pm Friday 15th November 2013
1:27pm Friday 8th November 2013
12:16pm Friday 1st November 2013
A COUPLE of pedants have pointed out that Bradley Wiggins would not be riding into the Dales wearing a yellow leader’s jersey next year, as mentioned in last week’s column, as it’s the first stage of the race, meaning he couldn’t yet lead the race.
4:03pm Friday 25th October 2013
PARENTING is a bit like a game of Downfall. You keep twisting the knobs hoping for the little counters to pop out the bottom. Sometimes they get jammed and you have to turn the knobs back and forth a few times. You have several counters and you need to decide which knob to turn to get all the counters out. It’s quite fun but you’re aware there are more exciting things you could be doing with your time.