There is a nut mountain inside the entrance to every supermarket at this time of year. We go for months on end without seeing nuts, other than in the crisp aisle, and then suddenly, in December, they appear.
It was with a wry smile bordering on utter disbelief that I read how Birmingham City Council is extending its “free” gym and swim scheme to take account of the post-Olympics stampede for fitness sessions.Read
Six months ago Dave Hodgson died of skin cancer aged 41. In a frank interview, his wife Natalie tells Richard McComb how she and daughter Olivia are coping and how Dave’s wish to help other patients is being fulfilled.Read
Richard McComb is a columnist, writer and restaurant critic for The Birmingham Post. Likes: Stevie Wonder (1963-1982 output); taking the long view; beaches; jumpers for goalposts. Dislikes: (Amongst others) enablement; spitting; the short straw; double maths.