January 2018

David Parkin breaks new ground, ponders a Boris bridge and competes with panto royalty

IF you are looking for inspiration, ambition, fortitude, hope and positivity, then a muddy patch of grass next to a multi-storey car park on a chilly Monday morning in January is a strange place to find it. But I found all that and more at the ground-breaking event for the new Maggie’s Yorkshire cancer centre …

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David Parkin on a new self-help app, the magic of Ryan Giggs and keeping cheery on Blue Monday

THIS week started with Blue Monday, the day which is said to be the most depressing of the year. I’m not sure why, but I suppose if you are going to dub a particular day the worst of the year, then a bleak and chilly Monday in January is a pretty safe bet. I’m sure …

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David Parkin on supermarket success and a hairy time for dealmakers

WHEN I had a pop at Asda’s failings last year I contrasted its performance to that of fellow Yorkshire supermarket Morrisons. Under chief executive David Potts, Morriebobs, as it is sometimes affectionately called by shoppers, is getting back to the glory days it had when run by the late Sir Ken Morrison. Potts is a …

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