Author Archive: Carol Grant

Let battle commence

B6tNdBSIcAIowHVA week sure is a long time in politics. On Monday, the General Election campaign kicked off with Labour leader Ed Miliband addressing activists in Salford.

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Published on: 7 January 2015
Posted by: Carol Grant

Dogged determination to improve

Police BikesSome wise words from Gavin Allen, the new controller of BBC daily news programmes. According to the Guardian’s Media Monkey diary, he did his first walkabout this week and told staff to ‘be a dog with a bone: if you can see a way to improve what we do…then obsess about it and don’t give up until we’ve given it our best shot’.

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Published on: 21 October 2014
Posted by: Carol Grant

Feeding the sandwich generation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a fascinating piece of research this morning. A survey of users of the social media sites Mumsnet and Gransnet found that over 80% of respondents rated choosing care for a parent or other older relative as more stressful than divorce, separation, choosing a school, getting married or buying a house.

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Published on: 6 October 2014
Posted by: Carol Grant

Engage brain. Open mouth. Not the other way around

UnknownIt’s not been a good couple of days for our leading politicians. David Cameron has been overhead telling the former Mayor of New York that the Queen ‘purred down the phone’ on being told the results of the referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Published on: 24 September 2014
Posted by: Carol Grant

The art of regeneration

peter-capaldi-costumePeter Capaldi hits our screens as the new Dr Who later this month. He promises a darker side to the Doctor and is 25 years older than his predecessor Matt Smith.

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Published on: 12 August 2014
Posted by: Carol Grant

Fauxthenticity and the Grand Depart

Flat cap dogAs the Grand Depart left Leeds for the start of the Tour de France, it was great to see a sport which has been subject to its fair share of hype and scandal treated to some traditional Yorkshire hospitality.

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Published on: 8 July 2014
Posted by: Carol Grant