Category : Features

Written on Jan, 15, 2015 by in

I wrote four articles for EH50 magazine, published by The Scotsman Publications in winter 2014.

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

Wing Commander Morewood doesn’t like all the fuss, and doesn’t think of himself as a hero, despite his amazing exploits and narrow escapes with the RAF during World War Two. But, as Rosalind Gibb found out, at 94 his tremendous spirit and sense of fun remain strong… Read the feature (pdf)161411

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

Rosalind Gibb meets an artist whose bread and butter is bread without the butter. Burnt in fact. And made into pictures. To get into Adam Sheldon’s house you have to use the side door. The front of the terraced house in Caldewgate, Carlisle is inaccessible and it soon becomes clear why: TOAST. The word deserves capital letters because here in …

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

The nation has been following the last days of cancer sufferer Jade Goody with morbid fascination. But for Eddie Brodie, it was the catalyst to urging partner Janice McCallum to go for a smear test. This week she underwent a radical hysterectomy after a traumatic three weeks since she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Rosalind Gibb spoke to the couple …

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

Did you ever hear the tale of Marnie Dock, the little girl who grew up in the circus? Trapeze and tightrope walking were all very well but her ultimate dream was to perform as a human cannonball. Her parents were against the idea at first but her steely determination was unstoppable. At 16 she became the youngest-ever female human cannonball… View the feature here…canonballmarnie1[1]

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