Oneupmanship

I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t swear. Bloody hell, I left my pipe in the pub! I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t swear and I …

Hat-trick chronicles

Pondering the three opponents that Wales will face this summer in Group A of Euro 2020 (Italy, Switzerland and Turkey), I can’t help but remember the last time Wales played …

Parish pimp

Other than parts of Cardiff Castle, the solitary building left in Cardiff city centre that predates the industrial revolution is the parish church of St John the Baptist. As such, …

Back by popular demand

ACROSS 1 You’re looking at it: the first hybrid of 17 (6) 5 Vroom! Fiat’s uneven heave (5) 9 Time with a batty gnat such as Ann Widdecombe? (9) 10 …

Paul Turner (1945-2019)

Film director Paul Turner, who died in November, belonged to a small, select and precious sub-strand within Welsh society: the intelligent, civilised English incomer who evolves into a passionately pro-independence …

The months

With apologies to Sara Coleridge (1802-1852) January brings the fires, Dead koalas, rightwing liars. February brings fierce storms, Setting new destructive norms. March brings toxic air alerts, Gets so bad …

2084

Decree (1/2084) from the Planetary Emergency Government In order to save the Earth, these policies shall now be implemented: ■ Mass sterilisation of all males ■ Free abortion on demand …