My Top 40 Songs of 2016

It’s safe to say that 2016 has brought a whole new meaning to “a year to be remembered by”.  It’s got to be said also that for the most part that’s been for all the wrong reason – but there’s no doubting that the year will go down in history as a turning point in so many ways. But in music, 2016 has been quiet.  Pop hits haven’t been as ever-lasting as they used to be, there were few big album releases that really set — Read more →

Album Anticipations for 2017

2016 has been a little lacklustre for music, with the charts being awash with mediocrity and very few in the way of great albums that demand to be listened to again and again. It’s a shame that in a year so beset by truly terrible new events that there’s been little in the way of pick-me-ups to help the masses cope. But the famine of 2016 will make way for the feast of 2017, and there’s so many albums coming out next year that leave — Read more →

Striking out: The Post Office gamble

Will the workers' strike gamble pay off or miss altogether?

Workers of the Post Office are set to strike next week during what is surely one of its busiest times of the year ahead of Christmas. This dispute over staff and branch cuts, as well as long-running pension disagreements, comes to a head as millions of people up and down the country worry about getting their Christmas cards and presents sent in time for the big day a week on Sunday, but whether or not this strike will be effective or not is unclear. First — Read more →