Gavin Drake


Church of England considers moving the north-south divide

The precise location of the north-south divide has been difficult to pinpoint with any clarity. Manchester is in the north, of course; unless you’re in the Highlands, in which case it is very much in the south. The midpoint of the longest north-south axis in…

A different type of HS2 campaign

The Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has called for the route of the proposed HS2 railway line to be shifted so that rather than taking in the Staffordshire countryside and the delights of its cathedral city, it goes instead through Walsall and Cannock. As somebody who…

Chelsea FC have no place targeting the Black Country

I don’t usually pay much attention to advertising – even though I’ve provided the voice-over in a radio advertising campaign on Beacon, BRMB (both now rebranded Free Radio), WABC and Signal (okay, I was the producer, but it still counts – I’m available for hire…

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