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Fog On M25: Country Cut Off

I was thinking this morning about that famous Victorian news headline: ‘Fog in Channel: Continent Cut off’, and it occurred to me that whereas as a race we are not nearly so solipsistic or Anglo-centred as they were; Londoners still seem to remain utterly London-centric.   328 more words

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A Culture of Honour

Festivity is one of the values we’re pressing into at The Belfrey. That’s not only about how we worship but about how we are. How we live our lives. 543 more words


Maitama Sule Writes President Jonathan Over Plight Of The North

An elder statesman and a federal minister in the First Republic, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule has said that he personally wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan and intimated him about the situation in the country and the plight of the north. 385 more words


Festivity is Driven by the Young

Festivity is driven by young people. That’s one of the points I made when I spoke last Sunday to the evening congregations at The Belfrey. We were considering the story found in… 491 more words


The Road to Wigan Bells

I live in a grim Northern Town. Whenever I go into town these days (something I generally try to avoid), I am struck by the new phenomenon of women – mostly older women – walking around with small bells attached to their person. 239 more words

Two poems by Amy McCauley


It’s the most confidential fruit,
though it may not be a fruit at all.
This is the source of its delicious androgyny.

It will part with itself in ways we can’t. 193 more words


I've Mastered the Art of Sleeping While Standing Up - One Year of Living in London.

*note. I first tried to write this the old fashioned way – with pen and paper (remember those?) – and realised I couldn’t do it. Where would I be without a backspace button?* 557 more words