The 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 passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
HAVING recently signed to Strange World management, irrepressible Castlerock indie kids Brand New Friend continue their rapid rise towards 'next big thing' status with the release of a brand new single.
THIRTY-two years after Margaret Attwood's beloved dystopian novel was published – and 27 years since the Harold Pinter-scripted movie version failed to set box offices alight – comes this excellent TV adaptation which perfectly captures the Canadian author's horrific vision of a USA lost to population crisis-propagated theocraticism.
"WE THOUGHT that August bank holiday weekend was about as close as we could get to guaranteed good weather in Belfast!," laughs Stiff Little Fingers frontman Jake Burns of the veteran punk rockers' imminent 40th anniversary bash at Custom House Square in their hometown.
IN THE wake of last week's misery soundtracked by the bracing grind of Hornets, today finds Noise Annoys in a slightly more positive frame of mind – especially as the cat is now slowly on the mend, thankfully (your emails and texts of concern were, as always, much appreciated).