Denise Robertson column

Six things which this week depressed me: Kate Moss is worth several millions more as a model since taking drugs; boxer Prince Naseem is cheerily thankful that his reckless driving merely crippled a man; buffoon Boris Johnson is mooted as a future Tory premier; a woman, denied police protection from teenagers who were terrorising her, is arrested for telling those same yobs to f**k off; Russell Brand, he of the flowing locks and wild eyes, is proclaimed "Most Stylish Man in Britain"; we're told there is more unreal "reality" TV in the pipeline.

Distinctive comedian

Russell Brand will bring his distinctive brand of stand-up comedy to Newcastle City Hall on February 24.

Proud to preen

It's not every day a man admits to moisturising his skin, but Geordie Paul Ogden is no ordinary fella.

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