February 2011 Archives
I have been completely underwhelmed by the so-called controversy over the future of Auckland Castle and its paintings.
There had been fears that the Church Commi$$ioners - which looks after the Church of England's finances - would sell the traditional home of the Bishop of Durham but that's not going to happen.
AND so to that familiar feeling. You know the one: the raw, numb feeling of hurt and helplessness at yet another indignation heaped on Newcastle United football club.
Perhaps the Toon Army should be immune to all now, given the frequency with which Mike Ashley seems to visit these mini-crises on St James' Park but yesterday felt different. More profound somehow, as if a line had been crossed and there is no going back from here.