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

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Star pupil: the all new Vauxhall Astra is a contender for top of its class


WITH petrolheads of a certain vintage currently mourning the imminent demise of the Ford Fiesta – let's hope it's just some sort of New Coke-esque marketing ruse to revive interest in a taken-for-granted product – it's high time we took a spin in the latest incarnation of another stalwart hatchback.

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