Noah’s Ark is new at St Paul’s Penketh

Noah’s Ark is old hat so why tell it yet again? Noah’s Ark is a story that people have told and retold for thousands of years. How can it be new? People at St Paul’s Penketh Warrington have a project that will tell the story in a new way. It will be...

Worship where and how you will?

Worship is what you do in church isn’t it? Worship takes place in old buildings made of stone with steeples and pews and pulpits. Everyone knows that. surely? All right, there are modern buildings, but a lot of people prefer the traditional ones. They give a...

Tasers may show deeper faults in the police

Tasers are in the news Tasers cause a lot of complaints. Obviously, nobody likes being tasered, but are the complaints fair? A recent report shows that many of them are. People rightly point out that the report looks only at cases where there were complaints. How...

Crime – are policies based on fact or fiction?

Crime fiction is popular I write fiction in which my heroes fight crime, like so many in print and on TV, but in real life, the fight is not just about individuals. It involves the whole criminal justice system, which includes the police, the courts, the probation...

Police heroes: creatures of fiction?

Police heroes occur often in crime fiction Police heroes appear on our TV screens every night and they appear in print in whodunits and thrillers. Most of us would like to think their real-life counterparts have much in common with these imaginary heroes. Books and TV...