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Vote for Nigel

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Ukip's pre-election gift from Brussels, the demise of the landline and how we survived steam engines.

What bottles do in the dark

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on things that go on in your bins, the new Dad's Army film and a man with no navel

The wait for Monday

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Us Villans have to wait for Monday night before getting a chance to see our team play again. Depending on your viewpoint, having to wait that long may be either painful or a relief, as the truth is that recent games have been both pointless and, well, almost pointless.

Hurting

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Disappointed, frustrated, annoyed were the three adjectives used by Dean Smith after last Saturday’s late 1-0 defeat to Crewe. Tuesday’s late 1-0 defeat to Crawley can be described in many ways but I’ll make do with one - sickening.

Sex for beginners

The war memorial at Dartmouth Park

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the origins of intercourse, the sweet new taste of lager and a long-forgotten controversy about remembrance

Do you support the Caliphate?

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the question no-one dares ask, the end of high treason and the whistling duck that didn't

The problem with shorthand

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on how reporters' notes decay, how audiences are getting ruder and how to look intelligent in photographs

The end of elephant's leather

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the irresistible rise of Yorkshire pudding, the felling of Eric Morecambe and the stress of being a sports fan.

Strange names, strange times

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Bristols in Alaska, Bake-Off grannies in the kitchen and Mr Farage's time machine