Dame Vivienne Westwood

  • A Desire To Be Different 20 Sep 19

    The iconic Dame Vivienne Westwood needs little introduction – in attempting one, a journalist of even the highest calibre would struggle to come up with enough adjectives to do justice to one of the... Read More

  • To the Beat of a Different Drum 6 Sep 19

    Imagine what it must be like waking up to find that you have had a stroke. Yesterday you were running your own business and enjoying sport; today you can’t walk or feed or wash yourself without... Read More

  • A Second Chance Would Be a Fine Thing 23 Aug 19

    Doing porridge may be popular slang for spending time in prison, but for some convicted felons, a bowl of warm oats is the very last thing on the menu. Instead, ex-offenders on two rehabilitation... Read More

  • Keep Telling Her Story 2 Aug 19

    “People can tell you to shut up, but they can’t keep you from having an opinion.” It’s a quote that sounds like it could have come from a disgruntled teen vlogger or Instagram influencer; a... Read More

  • Your Own Personal Nature Reserve 2 Aug 19

    It’s not known how or when humans first developed their interest in feeding wild birds. There are references to it in ancient Hindu writing, but nothing in this country until the 19th century. It... Read More

  • The Man Every Other Man Wanted to Be 19 Jul 19

    Hunting for a leading man to play opposite her in She Done Him Wrong in 1933, Mae West spotted a slender young actor on the Paramount studio lot, looked him up and down and purred, “If he can... Read More

  • Daleks and Doctors 7 Jun 19

    For three years in the 1970s, as plucky Doctor Who companion Jo Grant, Katy Manning battled intergalactic monsters from Daleks to Sea Devils, from Dæmons to giant maggots. Alongside the dashing Jon... Read More

  • Tick Tock… Stop the Biological Clock 7 Jun 19

    At 34, Emily Hartridge, personal trainer and founder of the worldwide hit YouTube show 10 Reasons Why, had been single for eight years when the subject of freezing her eggs first came up. She didn’t... Read More

  • Going Underground 17 May 19

    London owes its very existence to a river, namely the Thames or what Julius Caesar called ‘the Tamesis’. The bridge built by the Romans above the marshes at Southwark in 43AD instigated the... Read More

  • All the World Is Still a Stage 17 May 19

    He’s bold, charismatic, strong, controversial and effortlessly funny, but there is a serious side to Sir Patrick, someone who can justifiably be referred to as British acting royalty. A man loved by... Read More

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