Bell up north

The bloke in the white suit, ex-war reporter and shrapnel magnet Martin Bell, will be speaking in Lancaster next month.

Mr Bell will speak about his long career as a war reporter and MP for Tatton in a lecture called Reflections on War, Peace and Politics on October 18. In his 30-year career with the BBC, Mr Bell covered 11 conflicts and reported from 80 countries. While covering the war in Bosnia, he was seriously wounded by shrapnel as he recorded a report. link