Frank Regan

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Frank Regan is a pseudonym.

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On The Buses: A bit of Frank

On The Buses: A bit of Frank

It is a family tradition of ours to never knowingly tell the truth to a youngster if there is a chance of getting away with inventing a preposterous lie. I was thinking about this yesterday when I was waiting for the bus with my daughter. It was overdue and I was bored so I started […]

On The Buses: What’s wrong with the Labour Party

On The Buses: What’s wrong with the Labour Party

With the election called last week, I intend to vote for Hilary Benn but will do so with a troubled conscience. This won’t be because I find him lacking in substance or unresponsive; on the contrary I have found him to be an excellent constituency MP. My qualms are centred around the fact that I […]

On The Buses: Brenda from Bristol

On The Buses: Brenda from Bristol

Are you like Brenda from Bristol? Loudly wailing “Not another one!” when confronted with the fact that there is to be an election in June? Personally, I think it makes sense to have an election. So much has changed in the political landscape since the 2015 election that although it is merely two years ago, […]

On The Buses: The time of our life

On The Buses: The time of our life

The trouble with having the time of your life is that you need someone to come along and tell you that that’s what you’re having. Otherwise you won’t know till years later. At the time you’re too busy having it. But the arrival of the cricket season coinciding with an unseasonally hot and sunny weekend […]

On The Buses: I’m A Member Of Society

On The Buses: I’m A Member Of Society

What have the motor-manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford, politician Margaret Thatcher and the White Rose Centre got to do with my being inconvenienced? I came home on Friday to find a letter from Leeds Building Society telling me that my local branch was closing in a couple of months. This is the branch that I go […]

On The Buses: Who we are

On The Buses: Who we are

For the past year or so it’s often felt as though the world has been teetering constantly on the verge of chaos and it didn’t feel so absurd to imagine some force outside of our control had decided to wreak havoc, toss everything in the air, and deal with the chips as they fell. But […]

On The Buses: Lives less ordinary

On The Buses: Lives less ordinary

My interest in newspapers started with just the sports pages but my love of them was driven by two factors –  Leeds United and the smell of my Dad. He’d pick up the paper on his way to work so I’d have to wait till he got home to ask if I could read it. […]

On The Buses: Frank’s cold turkey

On The Buses: Frank’s cold turkey

If you’re reading this on Monday then it is exactly one month since I stopped smoking. According to the “stopping smoking timeline” things that you can find all over the internet this means that my circulation is improving. I fully expect that as you’re reading these words I am right up in the face of […]

On The Buses: On neighbours and nostalgia

On The Buses: On neighbours and nostalgia

My Nigerian neighbours moved out this week. It was all rather unexpected – there had been no build-up, no forewarning and then they told me they were going. The next day. I suppose they have been there about eight years. Long enough to have two more children anyway. Long enough to see their eldest child […]

By February 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
On The Buses: In Praise of Dogs

On The Buses: In Praise of Dogs

With the possible, but not guaranteed, exception of your mum, no one will ever love you as much as your dog. And chances are the feeling is mutual. You may have read the story of Kuyu this week. Kuyu is a Kangal puppy, a breed native to Turkey, who was stuck down a well for […]

By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →