Articles tagged Norwich:

EDP Column: Let's 'Renationalise' Highways England

  • 13 Jan 2019

‘Fog in Channel – Continent Cut Off’ – that was a headline in The Times during Edwardian times. It signalled the high-handed, rather superior attitude we had (and possibly still have!) to our continental cousins. There is nowadays a modern day equivalent, courtesy of a governm...

My Ten Favourite Pubs & Bars

  • 6 Dec 2018

The pub is a uniquely British thing. They come in a variety of styles, but the sad thing is that they're disappearing at an alarming rate. So I thought I'd celebrate some of my favourite pubs, plus one US bar which I used to go to a lot in Washington DC, but has sadly now also...

Starting in January: My New Weekly Column in the EDP & EADT

  • 2 Dec 2018

As many of you know, I’m an East Anglian boy at heart. I was born in Cambridge and spent the first 18 years of my life being brought up in a little village in the Essex/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border called Ashdon, near Saffron Walden. I then spent six years in Norwich, firs...

A Tribute to Audrey Barker 1927-2018

  • 4 Nov 2018

I had some sad news when I woke up this morning. A good friend of mine, Audrey Barker, had died at the age of 91. I first met Audrey in 1985 when she became Conservative Party Agent in Norwich North. At the time, I had just left university and was working for the local MP, Pa...

Campaign Spotlight: Norwich South

  • 16 May 2010

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon canvassing in one of the less Conservative wards of Norwich South with Antony Little, the Tory candidate, who also stood there in 2005. Norwich South is a constituency I know well, having been at university in Norwich in the early 1980s...

The Things You Hear on the Doorstep

  • 10 Jul 2009

This afternoon I spent a few hours canvassing in the Thorpe St Andrew area of Norwich, along with nine or ten others, including for a time, the Conservative candidate Chloe Smith. It is one of the better areas for the Conservatives in the constituency, it has to be said, but I...