For the good of animals and humans, butchers' windows should look like this

25 Feb 2014. Comment piece published in the Daily Mail (original here): A high Street butcher in Suffolk has been forced to take down its window display, as shoppers are said to be offended by the sight of bits of dead animals. Hanging pigs’ heads, limp rabbits and dead pheasants were upsetting the children. The story is  ludicrous. … Continue reading For the good of animals and humans, butchers' windows should look like this

3 good reasons to buy British lamb – so why ship it from New Zealand?

Updated version of story published in the Times 28 March 2013 I can't imagine Easter without a slow-roast leg of lamb. As crucial as a Cadbury's Creme Egg. The tradition comes from the Old Testament, but this year there is a more contemporary reason to buy lamb: British sheep farmers need our support. After a season … Continue reading 3 good reasons to buy British lamb – so why ship it from New Zealand?

Tesco vs Sherborne – can the big guy afford to blink?

Extended version of my story  "Tesco, not in our backyard",  published in the Times 19 March 2013.  Comments below. The lady from Tesco is having a horrible day. She’s driven from Bristol – leaving a sick toddler behind – to the little Dorset town of Sherborne where, frankly, almost everybody hates her. Her job is to sell the … Continue reading Tesco vs Sherborne – can the big guy afford to blink?