The One Road – Fiction For Fighting Back

This collection of short stories is reduced to just 99P – Buy and leave a star rating on Amazon. TheOne Road by Jack Byrne is a gripping collection of stories, beginning with the title piece. Death, abuse, regret, identity, prejudice, and redemption, the individuals here are part of a larger story of a nation comingContinue reading “The One Road – Fiction For Fighting Back”

Celebrate St Patrick’s day with Liverpool writer Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne, born and raised in Speke of Irish parents and grandparents is charting the life and times of the city’s Irish community in his novels. His first book Under The Bridge set in Garston from the 1950’s to 2000s was called a ‘Love letter to Liverpool with a touch of Peaky Blinders’ by fellowContinue reading Celebrate St Patrick’s day with Liverpool writer Jack Byrne

You kidding lad? Responding to The Responder

The Responder is a five-part BBC series set in Liverpool. The series follows Chris Carson a police officer struggling with psychological and family issues and a deteriorating work situation. I really didn’t like the start of this series, partly because it was set in Liverpool and it showed a mix of drug dealers, users, andContinue reading “You kidding lad? Responding to The Responder”

Save Oglet Shore

Liverpool John Lennon Airport have published their Masterplan for the greenbelt land around their site. The Airport only received 190 responses and 138 people answered their very biased questionnaire. Our petition is asking both local councils to: * Oppose the expansion of Liverpool airport * Stop the closure of Dungeon Lane and Ashton’s Lane *Continue reading “Save Oglet Shore”

Where was Britain’s First Mosque?

It’s a weird thing. I’ve always known that Brougham terrace existed but never been there. It was one of those reference points, a name that always felt familiar. Wherever I was in the UK or abroad and I needed my birth certificate, I could never find it, and my mum would make the journey toContinue reading “Where was Britain’s First Mosque?”

One of The Untold Stories of how the Irish Built England

This was a twitter thread that Fiona@GenXBanshee graciously allowed me to repost. Growing up, my father always insisted that we stop by this pub when back in Ireland. It was non-negotiable— even when keeping our heads ducked low for a covert visit to avoid 1,000 cups of tea with a hundred relatives, we had toContinue reading “One of The Untold Stories of how the Irish Built England”

A Dickensian Xmas? Bah Humbug!

Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house with ledgers and accounts while his workers struggle through adversity to act with humanity and solidarity. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cronies party in Downing St, while foodbanks collect for the hungry, nurses struggle to look after the ill, and some pensioners are cold and alone. A lowContinue reading “A Dickensian Xmas? Bah Humbug!”