My family and I were last week among the hundreds evacuated as wildfires tore through the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira, leaving three people dead and many more injured and/or homeless. I have been at the scene of too many domestic fires in my role as a journalist – often at very close quarters (with […]
My work with the BBC last week took me to Salford, not a million miles from my home town, Halifax. Media City, home to the BBC, ITV and others involved in the media production industry, has risen from the decayed remains of the old docks. There’s something of the Nairobi Jockey Club about Media City. […]
I’m from Halifax. I’ve lived there on and off longer than anywhere else. In the first period of habitation – aged nine to 13 – I mostly hated the town. My second Halifax spell began aged 16, when my family moved back there after three years “down south”.
For anybody who has never poured over a volume of Landscape Photographer of the Year, let me tell you, you’re missing out. Now in its seventh year, the hardback LPY tome brings together some of the best UK amateur and professional landscape photography into one well produced volume.