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Column: The Lump

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I have found a lump and I think it’s safe to assume I’m going to die. This isn’t the first time. Once before I was resigned to the prospect of a journey to meet my maker, until Dr. Malhotra told me

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By darrylmorris

Column: The Beard

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post… It is Monday morning and I have a difficult decision to make. My girlfriend and I are buying a house and it’s gone to a bidding war. Uncertainty and tension fills the air around us as we frantically calculate what we

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By darrylmorris

Column: New Year, Same Me

This column first appeared on New Year’s Day in the Lancashire Evening Post. The tree is drooping and the purple Quality Street sit lonely in the bottom of the tub. Nobody likes the purple ones, do they? I think they have nuts in them and that’s like eating fruit and

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By darrylmorris

Column: The Car Salesman

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Tuesday and I am pretending to know things about cars. “I’ve found a nice one,” my girlfriend had said, “a red Ford Focus, just out of town. Will you come with me to have a look?” I am a

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By darrylmorris

LEP Column: The Big Shop

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Friday and I am doing the big shop. Alone. It’s four days since I convinced my girlfriend that I could handle it without her. “I’ve got this,” I’d said – and we both knew I hadn’t. Four days to

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By darrylmorris

Your Anti-Northern Prejudice Is Literally Killing Us

A version of this article first appeared in The Huffington Post. I’m at London Euston train station and I’m queuing for an overpriced BLT and a slice of cake. My train to Manchester is boarding but the cashier is in no hurry. She turns her face away from mine, straining

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By darrylmorris

Grazia: A Month After The Manchester Attack, Here’s What I’ve Learnt

This column first appeared in Grazia When cultural icon and godfather of the city’s prolific music scene Antony H Wilson declared, “This is Manchester, we do things differently here” it stuck. Graffitied on walls in the trendy Northern Quarter and plastered on welcoming billboards at the Airport, the city wears

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By darrylmorris

The Dog Party

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post I have been invited to a Dog’s birthday party and I am livid. I can barely muster the enthusiasm to get dressed up and celebrate a human friend’s birthday these days – now I have to pretend to enjoy socialising with

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By darrylmorris

West Side Story on Steroids

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Monday and I am at the gym. As achievements go, this is up there with that time I made it through an entire episode of University Challenge without ripping my own head off. I will be honest with you;

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By darrylmorris

The Obstacles of a Day Off – LEP

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post Its 9.30am on Friday and Friday is my day off. No radio shows today and my inbox sits proudly clear. My iPad rests on the kitchen worktop, staring at me and flirting with my self imposed digital detox. Apparently, it’s good

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By darrylmorris