iDrive... with Chris Carr

Chris Carr

Chris Carr is managing director of Inspired Estate Agents. As he spends a large proportion of the day on the road, having the right vehicle and driving conditions are all important, but his real love, the tractor, simply wouldn’t work as a company car.

Never mind the Buzzcocks

The Buzzcocks were the penultimate act on the main stage. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin).

Headliners they might have been, but punk legends the Buzzcocks were far from Tom Girard’s stand-out act at the Earth Fair...

An Attenborough moment

Humpbacked whales appeared off the bows like synchronized swimmers. (Composite picture by Jonathan Foster-Smith)

There are stresses and rewards in predicting where to find world-class wildlife. And Tim Earl knows he’s got it right when he leads a tour to Arctic Norway to witness whales eating entire shoals of fish in one gulp...

Succour for the soul

Mi$tA (Paul Mason-Barney) on the decks at last week’s Soul Sunday at Les Rocquettes Hotel.

Let’s face it, Sundays in our little isle can be pretty dull at times, writes EMILY BURDEN.

Party pooped

Dan Allman of Jersey band Hold Your Fire! (Picture by Tom Girard © BBC Guernsey)

An evening of Guernsey and Jersey bands at the Fermain Tavern last Saturday was marred by poor attendance, Tom Girard reports...

The Joe show

The Joe Corbin Trio at The Fermain Tavern. (Picture by Mark Windsor, 1337908)

Joe Corbin made his name at the regular blues nights that used to take place at The Fermain Tavern, when he was fronting Spoonful.

No half measures

The John Wesley Stone – their latest LP is out now. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin)

Recorded over a weekend in a shack, ‘surrounded by chickens’ somewhere in the island’s deep south, The John Wesley Stone’s second album, Shiraibu, is a heady brew of hillbilly stompers and melancholic tunes that sheds light on a different side of the band, says Emily Burden...

Out in the cold

Hairy lousewort, one of the high arctic plants.

As inhospitable as it seems, the cold climate of the Arctic is awash with sealife thanks to its life-giving combination of oxygen and minerals. On a cruise to Svalbard, Tim Earl spotted whales, seals and even an arctic fox...

Chaos Festival 2013

Joe Harvey 24, Beath Garnham 18, and Luke Gurry 19

Pictures from this year's Chaos Festival at Pleinmont, organised by the Greenman Motorcycle Club.

Fest for the eyes

At the start of the second day of charity motorsport, the competitors receive their briefing from clerks of the course Ian Le Page and Dave Le Cheminant, with organiser Stuart Butler, centre. (Pictures by Adrian Miller and Andrew Le Poidevin

THE Heritage Charity Motoring Festival was not only a chance for would-be Grand Prix drivers to have a go, but also for those lifelong fanatics who have dedicated much of their time to their cars to show them off.

iDrive - Alexander Lamb

Alexander Lamb's Peugeot 205 GTi 1600

Alexander Lamb, 20, is undertaking a  City and Guilds carpentry apprenticeship as well as running a small skateboard company in his spare time.

iDrive - Andy Torode

Andy Torode with his 1968 Lotus Elan. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1319983)

Andy, 46, works for Barclays and is the proud owner of a 1968 Lotus Elan. He is married with a nine-year-old daughter.

Sark attack

Thee Jenerators made a welcome return to the Fermain Tavern last Friday. (Picture by Tom Girard (c) BBC Guernsey)

Sark band The Recks were back at the Fermain Tavern last Friday supported by Thee Jenerators and Ray & The Guns. Tom Girard was there...