Posh people, the new minority?

Posh people are a minority Posh people are obviously a small percentage of the population by definition. They wouldn’t be posh if they were the same as everyone. However, when we think of minorities, we tend to miss out this particular group. We major on  BAME...

Vicars on TV – an unfair image?

Vicars on TV are in the news Vicars have a bad image because of TV dramas and comedies, according to Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is concerned at the constant negative portrayal of clergy. I suppose he fears such an image affects how people perceive...

Noah’s Ark floats in 2021!

Noah’s Ark floated in Penketh Noah’s Ark came to St Paul’s Church, Penketh, Warrington, during the last week of September to tell the story of the Ark in an unusual way. The story of the project is almost as surprising as that which it told. Sometime...

Correct English Matters!

Correct English is controversial Correct English is a guise for class snobbery, according to some, and this is joining the culture wars about which I have written previously. Do some universities and employers use a requirement for correct grammar and/or pronunciation...

Anxiety is bad for your mental health

Anxiety is bad for you Anxiety can be both a symptom and a cause of mental ill health. It can have knock-on effects on your physical health. Sometimes it bypasses the mental stage and causes physical illness straight away: headaches, heart problems, breathing...