E and S staff blogs

How Sir Jack saved Great Britain

W1A

How Sir Jack saved Great Britain. Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the saving of an icon, the truth about affordable homes and the return of W1A, going forward.

Odd lumps in Broadchurch

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on fake pregnancy, snow alerts and simple courtesy between religions

Are there any honest insurers?

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on dodgy premiums, TV election debates and why, in the 21st century, we must compromise or perish

No sympathy for Andrew

Prince Andrew

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on a royal scandal, the early days of cellphones and another curious Honours list

Government by ostrich

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on politicians with their heads in the sand, anti-aircraft weapons on eBay and a fateful family centenary.

Tosh and Twaddle

Rock on – a rockhopper penguin leaps to a new berth

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on religious broadcasting, predictions of Tory meltdown in Rochester and how to herd penguins

Women should be embracing their flaws, says Heather Broome

Feminism may have come a long way in the last 40 years, but it is a depressing truth that women have never been under as much pressure to look good as they are today. The advent of social media and the comment boxes under tittle-tattle peddled by the likes of Mail Online mean that women are scrutinised more publicly than ever before.

A new craze is looming large, says Sally-Anne Youll

CANNOCK STEVE LEATH COPYRIGHT EXPRESS AND STAR 14/08/2014  FOR A KATY SATURDAY STORY. Pic in Cannock, on the portrait shots its L-R:  Kerys-Mae Winstone (12 this Saturday), Lia Winstone 9 and some detail shots. They have made Loom band phone covers to help raise money for a holiday.. (5624455)

Forget the dark circles under the eyes and the permanently vexed expression, there is now a new way to spot the parent of a primary school-aged child. They will be wearing a brightly-coloured elasticated wrist band, hand made by their offspring using the current playground craze – Loom Bands.