Is technology worth an arm and a leg?


During my customary morning trawl through the pages of the BBC News website, I was shocked to stumble upon an article about a 17-year-old boy in China who has recently sold a kidney in order to buy an iPad. Assuming/hoping that the headline would prove to be misleading, I proceeded to read about the antics … Continue reading Is technology worth an arm and a leg?

Flog the blog; save the cat!


It’s been a while since I last blogged. I’ve been a busy man, but it’s nice to be back at the keyboard at wordpress.com. Although I’ve been stockpiling a lot of news, views and abuse, I can’t promise that this post will mark the start of an era of regular blog updates. I’ll dedicate this … Continue reading Flog the blog; save the cat!

Ali Manir: Not Just Another News Story…


Meet 20-year-old Ali Manir, a man brimming with energy and adventure. Mr Manir went missing on Ben Nevis, Scotland, about a week ago. He was hiking the mountain with his cousin, but weather conditions deteriorated into blizzards and sub-zero temperatures. Despite his cousin’s best efforts to convince him otherwise, Ali continued in his quest to … Continue reading Ali Manir: Not Just Another News Story…