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Joshua Surtees

Thursday, January 14, 2016
My mother has died at the age of 60. In the end it was a peaceful end to a spectacular life. She died in the morning as the dawn was breaking.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
​The year 2015 began for me on the porch of a cottage by the sea in Buccoo with a bottle of liquid that could barely be described as “bubbly.” Tobago has never been a destination for wine connoisseu
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Christmas tradition in Britain means stuffing your face with so much food and booze that you fall asleep in front of the telly during the Queen's speech and snore your way through the Christmas m
Thursday, December 17, 2015
​In space, no one can hear you tweet... I thought that would be a clever opening line to this week’s column after reading Major Tim Peake’s last tweet before blasting off into space.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
​Walking wide-eyed through the labyrinthine streets of Fez the sights and sounds are mind-boggling.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
​“If we could harness 1/5000th of the energy the sun sprays upon the earth every 24 hours we could provide all the energy requirements of the entire human race,” David Attenborough told the BBC’s News
Thursday, November 26, 2015
​So who’s hired their builders to start work on that WWIII bunker in the garden? Because it’s getting closer people! But hey, look, these are exciting times we’re living in.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
​The day after Friday the 13th was unseasonably warm in Paris, so was the day that followed.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
As tends to happen in major cities after terrorist attacks, life in Paris yesterday morning continued almost as normal.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Inside Le Bouillon-Chartier restaurant in the 9th arrondissement, my phone rang just after 10.15pm local time. It was my sister in London. Seconds later, a call from Trinidad.