The Leeds woman who designs underwear for people with stomas, what to expect from Jon Ronson’s show and more – Five long reads from The Yorkshire Post team this week Yorkshire News

Lowbrow showman Julian Clary

Julian Clary admits that he wouldn’t want to be in the audience for one of his own shows. Fans of the comedian and actor will know that there is an unknown element to his performances, thanks to his impromptu interaction with audience members.

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His latest tour, Born To Mince, which kicked off its extended run of Yorkshire dates this week after a postponement from 2020, is no exception.

Julian Clary kicked off his latest tour in Yorkshire this week. Photo: Eddie Botsio

Vulnerable people at risk in times of Covid

Wednesday, March 23, marked two years since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic.

That day we reported on how life is and has been for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Danny Strickland with his late father, who died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lingerie for people with stomas

Helinka Carr lives with a stoma after having bowel cancer. She now she produces lingerie stoma bag covers for people all over the world.

What grew out of her own desire to find “beautiful” underwear to fit her own stoma blossomed into the small business Unspoken Rosebud, run solely from the loft of Helinka’s home in Bramley, Leeds.

Helinka Carr, who makes lingerie for people with stomas.

We help Yorkshire hotels get the most out of bookings

When the cows run away but you have a room full of customers waiting for breakfast, you find a way to deal with it, just ask Mark Simpson. This is how business is done in the joint trades of agriculture and hospitality in which he grew up, and a spirit he has used ever since.

Mark runs Boostly, an online business that helps hoteliers make more direct bookings rather than relying on third parties, a trend he says is proving costly for them and for Yorkshire in general.

Consultant and businessman Mark Simpson says that tens of millions go toward hotel commission costs.

Bridging a cultural gap

In a career that spans nearly three decades, Jon Ronson has never shied away from tough topics. Research for his books and broadcasts has brought him into contact with terrorists, members of the Ku Klux Klan, psychopaths, and adult industry moguls.

For his latest work, the Welsh-born writer and broadcaster has tackled one of the biggest topics to date: culture wars. Referring to the battle over values, morals, and ideas, the term encompasses nearly every aspect of our society.

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Writer and broadcaster Jon Ronson will host a stage version of his Things Fell Apart podcast at Sheffield Town Hall next month. Image: Getty Images

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