This Edinburgh-born, Belfast-bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He holds a BSScin Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
Interests include crime fiction, classic cars, rock music, the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club and his rescue cat, Lola.
:: Let's Rock Virtual Festival WHILE we wait to hear whether the Let's Rock Belfast 1980s pop festival is going ahead as planned at Boucher Playing Fields this August, the Let's Rock folks have put together a virtual festival bill to enjoy from the comfort of your living room tomorrow night.
"I THINK the distinction between TV and film has blurred over the past few years," says director Lenny Abrahamson when asked if working on the BBC adaptation of Normal People was any different from his acclaimed films such as What Richard Did, Frank and 2015's Room, for which he was Oscar nominated.
HEY, ho let's go with another edition of Noise Annoys, this week featuring another round-up of newly released local music for you to feed into your ears while festering indoors and/or sweating up a storm outside in the unseasonally hot sun during your government-approved session of daily exercise.