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Times Radio: Manchester Arena Bombing Anniversary

May marked the fourth anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing – and while four years isn’t a significant anniversary, it was the anniversary of something very significant. I joined Times Radio, live from the heart of Manchester, to reflect on those four years and the events being held to mark

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 21.05.21 – Four Years

As much as anything else, I remember the relentless buzz of news and police helicopters. The sky seemed to be busier than the city streets below. Every night, for what felt like weeks, the piercing sound of police sirens cut through any moment of peace. My apartment overlooked the Manchester

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 14.05.21 – How to Solve a Problem Like…

You’re going to hear a lot about Bolton this week. And not just from me, banging on about Bolton Wanderers’ spectacular promotion last weekend. Although, while we’re on the subject, we were 20th in February and finished 3rd overall. Really, quite something. Anyway. The real reason is altogether more troubling.

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 07.05.21 – Democracy… and a pinch of salt

I’ll let you into a secret: the slog of hard news and politics isn’t always fun for a speech radio presenter. It becomes draining and repetitive. Occasionally, you just want to cover stories about cool new inventions, trips to space or human endeavour. I’d even settle for the Virgin Mary

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Column: The Bad Back

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Thursday and I have had a bad back all week. I felt it pop on Saturday while I was power washing the patio. I don’t need the accolades or the acclaim and I certainly don’t need sympathy. It’s just

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 23.04.21 – George Floyd Mattered

‘Is this a moment or a movement?’ I asked Donzaleigh Abernathy – the daughter of Rev. Ralph Abernathy and the God-daughter of Martin Luther King – as protests swept across the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. George Floyd’s… murder. ‘Both,’ she said. She went on to put

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 16.04.21 – Passions

I remember it like it was yesterday. Can’t vote but still care. It was my first ever headline in a newspaper. I was fourteen and my submission to the Bolton Evening News’ letters page was a call to arms for people to step up and vote in the 2005 general

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Darryl Morris Weekly – King Kenny – 09.04.21

Early April, 2020. The sun was beating down and the empty streets were filled with the smell of baked banana bread. Each breaking news alert came with a bolt of anxiety. The world held it’s breath as Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought for his life in a London hospital. The ping

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 02.04.21 – Caribbean Experience

A slightly shortened version this week, owing to the Easter weekend, but a bumper three shows for you on talkRADIO. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5am. What crime have you committed in a previous life to deserve that, I wonder? We will, of course, try to wrap our head around

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