Blaise Tapp

Blaise Tapp

Blaise Tapp: Are we really a nation of food wasters?

Some of us sniff, some prod, while others will take a leap of faith and disregard all of the obvious warning signs and will merrily tuck into ‘out of date’ food.

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INCIDENT: Armed police were called to Oxford Circus in London following an incident during rush hour. PIC: PA

Blaise Tapp: We don’t deserve to live our lives in fear

Olly Murs and the words terror and scare are ones 
which I am sure have never before found their way into the same sentence. Until last Friday.

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Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Blaise Tapp: Sitting up and taking notice of victims

Every now and again a seismic event happens which shakes both the Establishment and society in general to it very foundations.

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LOGGING ON: Social media platforms can be a force for good.

Blaise Tapp: We’re officially a society of oversharers

There can be little debate over whether or not today’s society is more open than any that have come before.

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GROUNDED: The collapse of Monarch Airlines was the biggest airline failure in British history.

Blaise Tapp: May needs to solve the October problem

October is a funny old month. With the exception of Halloween and German beer festivals, nothing much really happens at this time of year.

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Blaise Tapp: Being called pet is not really a problem

Blaise Tapp: Being called pet is not really a problem

There are a number of requirements which come with being a northerner, some would say that they are enshrined in law.

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Blaise Tapp: Choices shouldn’t impact on others

Do you ever feel that life is passing you by at a rate of knots, that each day goes slightly more quickly than the one before?

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Blaise Tapp: Kindness shines through in adversity

In the recent history of Great Britain, these past few months must surely rank alongside the darkest.

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Theresa May lost the Conservatives Commons majority.

Blaise Tapp: Brits have had enough of being boring

There was a time not so long ago when Britain was regarded as a dull nation, only marginally less boring than Belgium.

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TRIUMPH: Ukraines Jamala celebrates after winning last years Eurovision Song Contest.

Blaise Tapp: A betrayal of mankind...I like Eurovision

Confession time: for a good 30 years now I have been harbouring a secret, one which threatens to expose me to ridicule for many years to come.

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Blaise Tapp: Planning not just about building homes

There has been plenty of discussion in the pages of the YEP and media about Leeds City Council’s Site Allocations Plan, or SAP.

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Blaise Tapp: The egg row that got beyond a yolk

This is the week when the nation winds down early for a four-day weekend which, for many, will involve visiting family and stuffing our faces with hot Cross Buns and cheapchocolate.

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UNITY: Leeds Town Hall lit up in solidarity with London.

Blaise Tapp: So proud of our response to horror attacks

The world needs to change. How often have those words been uttered throughout history? It doesn’t matter how advanced we become as a civilization in the future, it is inconceivable we will ever be 100 per cent happy with our lot. As the last week has demonstrated, we are never far away from tragedies which not only destroy the lives of individuals and their families, but do great damage to both communities and wider society.

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INTRUSIVE: Nuisance phone calls can be distressing.

Blaise Tapp: Unwanted calls can be hard to shrug off

Modern life is full of irritants: losing the remote control, smartphones which are out of battery by lunch and Katie Hopkins are all enough to cause anyone to choke on their skinny latte.

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Blaise Tapp: Adapting to a new era of online protest

If I could sum up the 21st century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.

Opinion
HEALTHY EATING: Maybe we should stick to buying seasonal veg.

Blaise Tapp: Don’t panic.... if you can’t buy a kumquat!

Forget Mexican walls, Article 50 or Parliamentary dissent, the major talking point of 2017 so far has to be vegetables and the lack of.

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HEALTHY EATING: Encourage shoppers to buy wisely year-round.

Blaise Tapp: The diet bandwagon begins to roll again

Over the years I have come up with a variety of strategies to cope with the tedium of frequent visits to the supermarket.

Opinion
The old building.

Blaise Tapp: Your local pub needs you more than ever

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self loathing.

Opinion
'OLD IDEA': Sajid Javid has suggested an oath of allegiance.

Blaise Tapp: Some suggestions for an oath of allegiance

It is fashionable to knock politicians almost as much as it is to shake our heads when discussing the size of Premier League footballers’ wage packets.

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Blaise Tapp: Searching for facts in a post-truth world

As we limp towards the end of an extraordinary year we are left with many things with which to remember it by.

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