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Snow Monkeys of Hell Valley

February 7, 2012

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On Friday last week I was told I would be on snow watch by my news editor. He rang me while I was at university and said wear your thermals tomorrow Asha you’re being sent out. I ended up in Buckinghamshire on Saturday night at a gritting station, doing a 3-minute live on the chaos […]

Cargo Cruelty

May 22, 2011

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Security checks at most airports around the world remain stringent. We all known the drill: no aerosols; sharp objects; liquids more than 100ml and definitely no explosives. I once had my eye-lash curlers confiscated from my hand luggage before boarding a flight – security were clearly concerned I might give a potential hijacker a makeover. […]

Can herbal remedies help you turn over a new leaf?

April 15, 2011

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The Northerner is ill. Thankfully it’s not man flu, which can be more exhausting than a 10k run, but he does have a terrible throat infection and a runny nose to boot. Despite the river of mucous and the coughing fits, he soldiering on. My 87-year-old Trinidadian grandmother who’s very fond of the Manc – […]

Monkey chews its cud

April 3, 2011

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This afternoon the Northerner and I took our dear Irish friends Mr D and Bodhráin-Queen (BQ) to the leafy and well-heeled area of Primrose Hill for a wander through the village before catching their flight. Forget four-by-fours, the streets have become a hazardous place for  pedestrians with hordes of buggy-pushers on every street corner. To escape the […]

Under my umbrella ella ella….video helps to fuel pet trade

March 16, 2011

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All this week the Northerner has complained about how expensive dental treatment is in this country. He’s gone to several surgeries and one troublesome tooth could cost him as much as £1,700 to have treatment on. Price aside, none of us, myself included like going to the dentist. Maybe it’s the preempted fear of pain […]

Petition calls for US government to stop testing on chimps

March 6, 2011

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The debate about chimpanzees being used for medical research reached boiling point this week, as campaigners in the United States filed a legal petition. The row is over the fate of 14 chimpanzees who were allegedly moved illegally from a colony of 186 “research” chimpanzees that live in Alamogordo Primate Facility – AFP, (formerly the Coulston […]

Check Please!

February 12, 2011

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My friends know only too well how much I adore quality food and wine. It’s a passion that has been a near obsession for the last 15 years and it’s one that the Northerner shares. He’s not a meat-and-potato-pie kinda man, well……not everyday of the week (and it depends who’s made it and if there’s gravy). […]