Mike Duggan.  I’m guessing there won’t be many of who will know who he is. (Here) He’s taken on one of the toughest jobs you can imagine.  He is the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years.  A basket case of a place.  An urban disaster story. Dugan is reversing the slide.  In a […]

A Round To It

News and Comment from Roy Lilley. It’s a circular beer mat.  A freebie from an exhibition. On one side, the company blurb.  On the other, one word; Tuit.  It was a round-tuit.  Get it?  One of these days, I’ll get around to it… It amused me.  Anyway, it’s disappeared.  One of these days I’ll get […]

It probably is

When The Tinkerman fronts-up to the cameras and says ‘sorry’ for the state of play in the NHS… bet your life he didn’t decide to do it off his own bat. The special advisors, the policy wonks, the media people, the Cabinet and Number Ten would have schemed it.  Fessing up is very unusual very […]

‘Oh no! My husband’s become a granola-crunching fitness freak’

When I first met my husband Matthew seven years ago, our attitudes to fitness were similar. We didn’t do sport, our jobs were fairly inactive – he’s a data analyst, I’m a comedian – and we spent our evenings at the pub, not especially fit but both a healthy-ish weight.


News and Comment from Roy Lilley. They don’t make their cars like they used to.  They make great wine.  They have strange taste in politicians and their healthcare system is different to ours. No, not Italy.  I’m talking Trumpsville. Their health outcomes… some of the best in the world.  However, despite the best efforts of Barack Obama […]


The dark clouds gathered across the slate grey sky.  Another dawn arrived with a sliver of silver light, just above the horizon. The street lamps were still glowing amber. There were twelve Merc 515’s lined up on the runway, they’d been there all night.  Interior lights blazing.  Some engines ticking over.  Ambulances, on a nine […]