Andy West

Andy West is a very handsome journalist and radio producer with an utterly average background. He was born in Northampton, raised in Milton Keynes, not very comprehensively schooled in a comprehensive school, trained in a mediocre university and nurtured and subsequently sacked by a string of commercial radio stations. Nonetheless, he is now an excellent writor. Like Andy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-West-Thinks/175613099212351?ref=hlFollow

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Yes to No-vember, No to Movember

Movember is particularly irksome for people who already have moustaches

Why every straight man secretly wants a boyfriend

The top nine reasons why you should switch your girlfriend for a bloke

The Diana film shows a lack of respect for her story

This film is let down not by its struggling star or the forgettable supporting cast, but by the storyline which meanders through the last two years of Diana's life

My unsuccessful year of online dating

Plenty of fish? Not over 30. They're all tiddlers, shrimp, and squid

It's time for a ban on pedestrians

Did someone block your path this morning? Perhaps they stopped walking suddenly causing you to bump into them? Follow my guide to annoying pedestrians

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds the Prince of Cambridge

Welcome, baby George. And don't mind the millions of eyes watching your every move

The royal baby's name has been decided. It had to be something simple, English and firm, didn’t it?

A pill that does the exercise for you? Let's hope lazy, overweight people don't take advantage

The problem is that it won't just be used by disabled people. It will also be used by fat people who cannot be bothered to jog. And that bothers me.

Those Sex And The City girls have sent pubic lice to the land of extinction

Thanks to hair removal, the world pubic lice population is dwindling fast and the insects are in danger of disappearing forever

Bridezillas, I now pronounce you the bane of my life

The very worst example of wedding greed comes in the form of the wedding gift list, which is a smart name for begging

Cake pushers, begone! We don't want your calories

If the Government wishes to curb the obesity epidemic, it should forget chip shops and focus on kind, maternal women in offices who equate sweet foods with happiness

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