Phone Hacking, Brooks and Recalling Life on The Currant Bun

REBEKAH BROOKS has not been out of the news in the last week and her future at News International is looking shaky to say the least. For me, the recent revelations have brought back a lot of memories of my time working under Brooks and Coulson at The Sun. Over the years I’ve written for […]

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BBC 5 Live – Profile on Rebekah Brooks

I was on 5 Live last night with the lovely Tony Livesey discussing ‘who is the real Rebekah Brooks?’. It was a good chat and it inspired me today to look back on my own brief stint working for both Brooks and Coulson as a feature writer on The Sun in 1998/99. Read here: click

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Collette Walsh BBC Radio Manchester – Posh n Becks’ new arrival

Collette Walsh on BBC Manchester… I will be chatting with the lovely Becky Want on BBC Radio Manchester at about 4.45pm on the arrival of David and Victoria’s baby girl – Harper7. I am not a fan of the name at all – sounds like a cheap lager… tune in on 95.1FM

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Music Boxes – Manchester International Festival 2011 – Media City

One of the highlights of the Manchester International Festival is a special architectural and musical creation called Music Boxes. It’s a spellbinding mini city within a city – namely the impressive Media City in Salford, the new home of the BBC Children and a host of other top media-based companies. Specially created for children aged […]

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Victoria Wood – That Day We Sang – Manchester International Festival: “It was joyful.”

My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer of my spare ticket for the world premiere of Victoria Wood’s musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: “Victoria Wood? Oh yes! I’ll like that.” Indeed my mum did like it. In fact, along with the sell-out audience at Manchester’s […]

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Blogging – so what’s all that about then?

So, after several technical glitches and an obvious lack of expertise (just yet – the site is being tweaked daily!), I am finally blogging! I will link most of my entries to the www.HuffingtonPost.co.uk which has kindly invited me to be a blogger covering entertainment and comment from the north of England. I’ll continue to […]

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