Take Two with Colin Drury

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Life on the road has taken a rather different meaning of later for two time Superbike world champion James Toseland, it seems.

The motorsport legend from Kiveton has been touring - as revealed previously in The Diary - with his own rock n roll band. Modestly, he’s called them Toseland.

And things are revving along nicely. The four piece group, who completed their first UK tour earlier this summer, have been signed up to support Nineties rock behemoths Reef on a six date tour this November and will perform at the Silverstone Motorbike Grand Prix later this month.

“It’s great fun,” says the 32-year-old who’s married to pop goddess Katie Melua. “Do I have any rock n roll tales from the road? Afraid not, mate. I’m the only one in the band old enough to drive a hire vehicle so I tend to be designated van driver.”

“i can’t wait to COME AND GET my BANANAS...

How good does the new market look? Exclusive picture printed in this paper showed the new facility in The Moor - set to replace Castle Market - is coming along an absolute treat.

Just one question: how much will two bags of bananas be?


And if you get that joke you spend way too much time down Castle Market.


According to letter writer Ian Oxley, The Star was “taking the biscuit” when we reported on a shoplifter who swiped a tub of Philadelphia, this week. He thought it was a waste of news space.

Everyone’s entitled to their opinion of course but it did rather get this column wondering: if we’ve got the biscuits and the thief’s got the cheese, who’s bringing the chutney?


IT was a mistake - oh yes it was. The Diary ran a feature on the Wales Panto Players on Monday giving a box office number missing a digit. In fact it should have been 01909 809757.