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Who'd have thought the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup would have provided me with one of my life's most memorable moments. I could understand it if you're a jockey, a trainer or an owner - of course it would provide such a moment - but for me,...

What can I tell you? Trump must have read my blog piece - I certainly copied in @POTUS when I tweeted it. So in a world where opinion becomes fact - he did indeed read my article and not only that I have evidence he...

We know he's a 'political disrupter' - so will this result in his downfall or will he be the politician who delivers a quicker, more efficient way doing politics and governing? A few weeks back I wrote that Trump could well be remembered for bringing about...

I remember back in the 90s trying to decide if I was self-employed or an employee. At the time I was working in the media and had done several, back to back, short term contracts and could have been classed as either. In fact, a...

Interesting morning on the Andrew Marr show with Paul Waugh, executive editor of the Huffington Post, Ayesha Hazarika, former Labour advisor, Jeremy Corbyn, actor Timothy Spall and Minister James Brokenshire. The show's great, the after show breakfast and conversation fascinating! During breakfast, the conversation moved quickly...

How to get round transparency? Hilary Clinton tried to by using a private email address, presumably her logic, if I don't want this information to be in the public domain, if I want it free from prying eyes and FOI requests, then best to send...

Today #GrowingUpNorth was launched at the BBC, Media City Salford with Alice Webb, Director of BBC North, Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner for England and me along with some great local pupils who'd made a terrific video on the subject. Growing Up North seeks to understand...

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