April 2020

David Parkin cheers a true legend, finds too many cooks and faces the bald facts

YOU only have to have made a few appearances in professional sport these days before they dub you a “legend”. The term is chucked around like confetti. But surely it should really be reserved for those who have consistently performed at the highest level for many years? That’s why there is no disputing the description …

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David Parkin on a Stirling story, monkey business and social distancing Yorkshire style

MOTOR racing legend and all round colourful character Sir Stirling Moss died this week at the age of 90. Often when a well known person passes on I’ll write something and find an often tenuous connection or memory I have of them. In Sir Stirling’s case I don’t so I’m going to live vicariously through …

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David Parkin sees cricket making the right pitch and finds Spring in the air.

  AT a time when there is no sport taking place I’ve been cheered by recent news from the world of cricket. The current coronavirus lockdown has not just prevented live sport taking place for many weeks and possibly months, but also put many professional sports clubs in jeopardy. At the end of all this …

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David Parkin goes Large, reconnects old friends and gets on with his ironing

VETERAN comedian and performer Roy Hudd died a couple of weeks ago aged 83, just as the lockdown started. He was perhaps the last link to music hall in this country who also appeared on TV soap opera Coronation Street. I hope one of the broadcasters produces a fitting tribute to a man who was …

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