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How to mend a car, Russian-style

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The temperature gauge needle heeled hard over into the red. ‘Not again,’ I said to Oscar, sitting beside me on…

A small oasis of peace in the upheaval and tragedy of 2016

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The past year has been tumultuous, full of upheaval and tragedy, but my chickens have been spared it all. Indeed,…

Jamali Maddix, Viceland’s answer to Louis Theroux

Vice TV is a con

8 October 2016 9:00 am

For all its much-vaunted rebel soul, Viceland is just BBC2 in disguise, says Neil Armstrong

Attacked by Liz Jones and Rod Liddle in the space of a week? I must be doing something right

8 October 2016 9:00 am

After a year dealing with estate agents I can only say: a plague on all their houses, except the one…

Why I took down my Vote Leave poster

2 July 2016 9:00 am

We fled Balham after the result, having been outed as the only Leave voters in Lambeth. The builder boyfriend and…

Don't be fooled by the cosy veneer. It’s carnage in South Northamptonshire

19 March 2016 9:00 am

My time as a duck-keeper seems to have come bloodily to an end. I have had ducks on my pond…

My tenant is being haunted. Possibly by my brother

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I used to enjoy the ghost stories of M.R. James, but I’ve never actually seen a ghost or even believed…

The children’s author BB had the right idea about man’s part in nature

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Wild Lone is one of the most violent books I’ve ever read. It was published just before the last war…

A Finnish man was fined £83,000 for speeding because his annual income is £10.1 million

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

Freedom for my chickens! All it took was a man with a gun

26 July 2014 9:00 am

If I haven’t mentioned my poultry for a while, it’s because the subject has been too depressing. I had been…

Would the urine of an eight-year-old protect my chickens?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I was predicting in a recent column that the arrival of spring would be bad news for my poultry, and…

A dog mess or two is not too high a price to pay for an owner’s happiness

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A month ago I was reporting complacently that peace and calm had returned to Stoke Park after a series of…