Health and safety

My Christmas tree health-and-safety nightmare

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Decorating a tree on the unfinished minstrels’ gallery was an appealing idea if only for the health and safety violations.…

The law of acronyms

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Teacher training is terrific fun. Oh yes, I am thoroughly enjoying myself on my evening course at Guildford College. Don’t…

Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put Melissa on the top?

14 October 2017 9:00 am

They are building the bonfire already. In the dip where winter flooding sometimes creates a small lake, the wood and…

The key to providing better aid for refugees

1 April 2017 9:00 am

No blanket solution Sir: Paul Collier is right to say that the refugee crisis will not be solved with tents…

An old man’s guide to living dangerously

9 April 2016 9:00 am

At 77, it is clear to me that increased longevity can be a curse rather than a blessing

Why 'safe' is Dot Wordsworth's word of the year

12 December 2015 9:00 am

‘Makes me feel sick,’ said my husband, referring not to the third mince pie of the morning (in Advent, supposedly…

Watch your backs, everyone: I haven’t slept for three years

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Insomnia has a lot to answer for. I have not been sleeping well for years but a few months ago…

The mobility scooter plague

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The mobility scooter plague

All this airport security is utterly useless

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Added security flummery at airports does nothing to make us safer. In fact, it may do the opposite

'I assembled a counter full of sharp objects, and went at it like Rambo in First Blood'

5 April 2014 9:00 am

All the way around a cross country course I went, then I got back, tied the horse up at a…

How new food rules could ruin restaurants

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Stricter food rules won’t make you any safer – but they could ruin many small restaurants