Author Archives: Gerard Tubb

About Gerard Tubb

An adopted Yorkshireman with, in varying degrees, rat-like cunning, a plausible manner and a little literary ability. Nominated for RTS Scoop of the Year, New York Festivals Investigative Journalism Award and a news BAFTA. That is to say: always the bridesmaid, never the bride. On Twitter as @TubbSky.

We search for life on Mars, why not for Max Cliffords & Jimmy Saviles?

Respected astronomer Seth Shostak is unlikely to feature in any of the investigations into the likes of Cyril Smith, Jimmy Savile, Max Clifford and the countless banks, companies and organisations that abuse power and trust, but perhaps he should. The … Continue reading

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English isn’t foreign in Leeds

The debate about immigration and what is “foreign” in Britain is in serious trouble if the row over a Leeds school teaching English to its pupils is anything to go by. According to reports, City Of Leeds inner city secondary … Continue reading

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Exposing NHS secrecy is a thankless task

It’s three years since I started an investigation into secrecy in some ambulance services over the deaths of patients treated by paramedics who were subsequently struck off. As a result, investigations have been conducted by ambulance trusts and hospitals, procedures … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s place in chemical warfare history

I’m no professional historian, but I reckon a rare document from a former stately home in North Yorkshire could shed new light on one of the most frightening threats this country has ever faced – gas attack. I’ve found 118 … Continue reading

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Glasgow and Boston show Britain is far from broken

It’s been a long week of news: eight days, almost 1,000 miles of driving and two very different communities facing disastrous events. In both Glasgow and Boston people have pulled together; given one another support; talked to reporters, who asked, … Continue reading

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Canoe Man: Why John Darwin should frighten the kids

If I’d been given a pound for every time someone asked me today why John Darwin thought he’d get away with breaking his parole licence to cavort with a woman in Ukraine I’d have had enough for a latte before … Continue reading

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Bradford’s Paul Flowers, ex Co-op Bank chair and suspended reverend, might not have done much for the reputation of banking or the Methodists, but he has exposed some interesting crisis management over the past couple of weeks. So in the … Continue reading

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