High street

You can’t sing in church but you can get a tattoo

1 August 2020 9:00 am

From my seat in the greasy spoon café I looked out on a typical English row of shops on a…

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Save us from Tiger, the posh Poundland of tat

15 September 2018 9:00 am

There is a Tiger on the loose. It is stalking our high streets. It is prowling our train stations. It…

Church Walk: short, simple, unpretentious

British street names: short, simple and unpretentious

11 August 2018 9:00 am

You know where you are with a British street name. I don’t mean literally. I mean there’s a tacit humility…

Won’t someone please unleash the challenger banks?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In my Yorkshire town of Helmsley the NatWest branch, originally an outpost of Beckett & Co of Leeds, has closed…

Welcome back, TSB: your founder’s spirit is alive and well and living in Airdrie

14 September 2013 9:00 am

A big hello to the revived Trustee Savings Bank — the spin-off of 631 Lloyds branches that were going to…