Helen McDermott has always been a 'nice girl'. But now she's learned that being relentlessly positive, even in the face of extreme provocation, can be damaging. Perhaps being too nice can be toxic after all?
Liz Nice says the role of social media in the choice of who will govern us has never been stronger, and is worried that it could, ultimately, have dangerous consequences, after a number of MPs complained of intimidation and abuse
Mandi Cleyndert is the Managing Director of Bill Cleyndert & Company, a leading British manufacturer of bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery. They have a workshop in North Norfolk and one in Norwich. They support the next generation of skilled craftsmen, running an in-house apprenticeship programme and working with local schools. Mandi is married to photographer and video producer Ben Jackson and they live in Swanton Morley with their boys Joe and Tom. Mandi talks to Gina Long.
The international soprano, Lisa Cassidy is based in Norwich. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has toured extensively throughout the UK, Holland and Spain and is a regular guest soloist with The Voice Project Choir. She is delighted to be performing their new work '… And is this a Dream?' with them at St Mary's Works Norwich on November 30. Lisa talks to Gina Long.
Prince Andrew's interview was extraordinarily unwise, says Liz Nice, but you have to feel a bit sorry for a man so lacking in self awareness that he appeared not to have even the slightest inkling of this...