Articles written by: Tim Evans

Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills

Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills

The morning after pill has never been more accessible. Women in the UK are now able to order emergency contraception online for home delivery. It marks a milestone – less than two decades ago, it was not possible to buy it in pharmacies. Medicine historian Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn said there […]

Where are England‘s pongiest places?

Where are England‘s pongiest places?

The sweet smell of home can mean many things to many people – but if, to you, it conjures the intoxicating aroma of warm dog food, rotten eggs or cannabis, you could be an inhabitant of one of the places mentioned below. We hold our noses and get set to […]

Thornham Staithe: ‘Magical‘ Norfolk coast captured in photographs

Thornham Staithe: ‘Magical‘ Norfolk coast captured in photographs

A landscape photographer has told how he was drawn to spend more than 10 years capturing a “magical” coastal scene. Cleaning contractor Gary Pearson said he had become “obsessed” with Thornham Staithe, in Norfolk. From the Northern Lights to wildlife and old fishing boats, the 51-year-old has gained a following […]

Housemates from hell – me and my 23-year-old son

Housemates from hell – me and my 23-year-old son

It‘s becoming normal for grown-up children to spend years at home even after starting work, because of the mismatch between salaries and rents. Sue Elliott-Nicholls and her son, Morgan Elliott, agree that it can be a nightmare. Here‘s Sue‘s story with interjections from Morgan. An unusually warm spring day. I […]

Corbyn criticised over handling of anti-Semitism cases

Corbyn criticised over handling of anti-Semitism cases

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised over Labour‘s handling of anti-Semitism allegations by the national secretary of the Jewish Labour Movement. The organisation has also voted to pass a motion of no confidence in the Labour leader over the matter. Earlier, shadow attorney general Baroness Chakrabarti called on the group not […]

England traffic jams ‘worse‘ despite congestion schemes

England traffic jams ‘worse‘ despite congestion schemes

Jams have been made worse on dozens of major roads in England by a project to tackle bottlenecks, bosses admit. Evaluation of the first year of Highways England‘s (HE) £317m programme showed rush hour benefits but delays at other times. The A5 and A49 junction in Shropshire, parts of the […]

Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed

Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed

A woman who served nine years in jail for her husband‘s murder before her conviction was quashed has been reunited with her sons. Sally Challen‘s son David released a picture on Twitter of them and brother James after their mother‘s release. Mrs Challen, 65, was found guilty of murdering 61-year-old […]

David Gardner: Learning from your new tax return

David Gardner: Learning from your new tax return

By now I hope the end of tax season is in sight for you with the deadline for submitting your return just a week away. There‘s little you can do now to help your 2018 tax situation apart from a Roth or traditional IRA contribution for last year, which both […]

Front Range communities rally around cancer patient, orchids

Front Range communities rally around cancer patient, orchids

If you go What: “Orchid Stories” event When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Shupe‘s Homestead, 11931 N 61st St., Longmont Cost: $50 When Rolinda Stotts, a well-known based oil painter from Erie, heard her friend, Stephanie Morgan of Federick, had been diagnosed with triple-negative and metastatic breast cancer in July 2017 […]

Colorful history of buttons comes alive in Boulder

Colorful history of buttons comes alive in Boulder

Button aficionados displayed their collections at Boulder‘s Millennium Harvest House on Saturday afternoon — everything from domestic cats to blue glass and just about any shape and color imaginable. “We work all year on our boards,” said Harriett Brittenham, publicity chair of the Colorado State Button Society. The button society, […]