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WoManchester

When I first moved to Manchester with my family all I knew was that George Best lived here! In retrospect I think he had already moved on, but he cast a giant shadow. Later I realised that the city was not only the home of football, but of radicalism and of a multi-cultural population which [...]

SOME WOMEN HAVE NEVER HEARD OF EATING DISORDERS!

This week I had to explain bulimia nervosa to a colleague. Yes here was a women who had never really heard of eating disorders – she knew about anorexia – 'people get very thin, yes?' But bulimia was a mystery. What had started as a joke about Princess Diana – became for me a real [...]

WHEN OUR HEROES HAVE FEET OF CLAY

For many years if you had asked me to name the people I most admired Aung San Suu Kyi – the Lady – would have been high on the list. A woman who combined the intellectualism of a Western education with the serenity and spirituality of her Buddhist heritage. A woman who left her family [...]

TERRORISM IN OUR CITIES

  This is written in anger – it may be controversial - but frankly if you believe 'that there are good people on both sides', that there is violence 'on all sides, on all sides' – then get back to tweeting and read Breitbart. I am furious that these inadequate unfeeling people are trying to [...]