I was idling in the belvedere the other morning, gazing out over the rooftops, listening to the distant racket of the weekly rubbish collection, when it dawned upon me how much rubbish collections have changed, writes Martin Newell.
I was thinking what I might do if an important broadcasting organisation ever offered me £2.2m to host their morning breakfast show. Well, firstly, I would demand not to have to work during half-term school holidays, writes Martin Newell.
’Tis Spring come out to ramble the hilly brakes around.” AE Housman. ’Tis Spring indeed and round my way, since we don’t have many hilly brakes, it’s the riverside footpaths and the marshland tracks which bring in the ramblers.