Fond farewell to teaching career

Daniel Morris meets educator Michael Barratt who has recently retired as CEO of the 3-18 education trust following a career of 30 years working in schools.   Poet, dramatist and writer W.B. Yeats once said: “Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.”   Teaching and the nurturing of… Continue reading Fond farewell to teaching career

July 28, 2022

Let there be light

Heather Large chats to upcycler Steve Poensgen who transforms everyday objects into eye-catching lamps.   When Steve Poensgen began converting an old barn into his new home, he knew he wanted to put his own stamp on it. And when it came to lighting, that meant creating his own, rather than making do with what… Continue reading Let there be light

July 28, 2022

Turning the pages on stately story

The curator of Weston Park has written a book recounting the full story of the estate. Heather Large went along to meet him at the stately homeIt’s one of the region’s most treasured landmarks. Today many of us travel to Weston Park to enjoy a concert, attend a classic car show, stroll through the stunning… Continue reading Turning the pages on stately story

July 28, 2022