WILLIAM SCHOLES

WILLIAM SCHOLES

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT

If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes.

He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon likely to be unique in daily newspapers, perhaps for good reason.

He is possibly the only journalist to have reported from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, driven an electric BMW i3 at the Brands Hatch race track, a Ferrari round the Ards Peninsula and to have been in St Peter's Square for the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. He has held the coveted 'tidiest desk in the newsroom' title every year since joining the Irish News in 2002.


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Vauxhall Combo Life: No van ordinaire

Vauxhall Combo Life: No van ordinaire

Motors
There's more to the hugely practical and family-friendly Vauxhall Combo Life than its van-with-windows appearance might suggest, says William Scholes
Kia Proceed: More stylish by degrees

Kia Proceed: More stylish by degrees

Motors
Kia has re-imagined its Proceed as a sleek five-door coupe-meets-estate. It's an intriguing alternative to the ranks of SUVs, says William Scholes
Ford popular

Ford popular

Motors
Ford’s Kuga is one of Northern Ireland’s favourite cars. With a new version of the family SUV due later this year, William Scholes finds out if the current car still measures up
Building for future generations

Building for future generations

Faith Matters
As the Church of Ireland General Synod opens in Derry today, Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke talks to William Scholes

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