ONE of the most common nightmares, I have been led to believe, involves sitting an exam for which one is completely unprepared. In my case, it actually happened – and … Continue readingWhat’s Latin for failure?
WHENEVER my better half and I were forced to admit that we worked for the Daily Mail, the first response would be: ‘Do you know Nigel Dempster?’ Swiftly followed by: ‘Do … Continue readingNigel D and Lynda Lee
IF ever I come across one of today’s wretched TV ‘talent’ shows and reach for the ‘off’ button, it reminds me of driving along the M65 about 30 years ago … Continue readingAccrington’s Got Talent
I NO doubt got away with lots of undiscovered mistakes during 35 years of subbing on the Daily Mail – errors are inevitable under the pressure of approaching deadlines and … Continue readingMea Culpa
BEFORE working on the Daily Mail in Fleet Street I spent eight years as a sub-editor at its northern HQ in Deansgate, Manchester. Just across the road was the Press Club, open … Continue readingHurricane and Whirlwind blow in . . . and out
WHEN the TV cameras pan across a football crowd, they frequently alight on a small child holding a banner addressed to one of the stars asking: ‘Please can I have … Continue readingJimmy Adamson and Me