Columns

Here you’ll find the gospel according to me.

Nobody cares as much as I like to think they do.

 

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

The World Is My Playground – LEP

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post... It’s a bleak Monday morning and I’m cutting my way through the driving rain to meet a friend I had agreed to meet before checking the weather. I didn’t like this friend that much. I’d call them an acquaintance. We’d been

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By darrylmorris

LEP: The Bus Ride

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post.   It is Tuesday and I am on a bus that smells like wee. Because that’s what people do on Tuesdays, they wee on busses. I let the old lady on first as we board and make an effort to be

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By darrylmorris

A Night on the Street

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It was 4am on a night so cold it felt like the piercing of a knife. A blurred vision came into focus as I lifted my head from the paving slabs I’d come to call home. A silhouette of a man

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By darrylmorris