Monthly Archives: November 2020

Food delivery people are the chimney sweeps of the 21st century

The deaths and injuries of cyclists delivering food on our roads will not stop until we recognize the relationship between working conditions and safety. Focusing only on safety issues (by making them wear high visibility vests for example) will not solve the problem that has led to the death of five cyclists in the last […]

Tim Dowling: Did the chimney sweep spot human bones in the chimney? | life and style

A month ago, I tried unsuccessfully to hire a chimney sweep. Then I tried, unsuccessfully, to convince my wife to hire one. “I emailed four companies,” I said. “Most don’t even answer.” “It’s because you’re afraid of sweeps,” she said. “You have to get over it.” I turned to look out the window. “They toil […]