Presenter and journalist Beccy Barr tells Roger Borrell about her love of Lancashire, life as a single mum and dealing with trolls
Role Models – Future List 2017: Beccy Barr
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Many people who don’t participate in sport often use the excuse: “I don’t have the time”.
Others make time in spite of their hectic lives and commitments.
Take TV presenter Beccy Barr.
She lives in Lancaster, has a demanding high-profile job in Manchester, and is a single mum with a six-year-old daughter.
And she is training to do the Ironman UK Triathlon in Bolton in July.
At 6ft 2ins, Beccy Meehan admits she’s always been known as ‘that tall girl from Lancashire’.
But Beccy is hitting the heights where it matters in her broadcasting career.
Now she’s about to take on a towering challenge, taking part in the world’s highest ever rugby league match at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
I’ve never before heard an economist applauding the flight of $100 billion in capital from his own country.
But then again, this is only my second time in Russia. And last time I remarked I’d never before visited a vodka and steak bar that didn’t have a vodka license.
The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.
I LOVE a protest. So long as it involves a point worthy of consideration, and preferably a brazier, I’m there.
I’ve spent quite a while wandering around the OccupyLSX site reading the bumf and trying to look inconspicuous…
If I’m getting sick of talking about Greece, I’m pretty sure you are just as sick of hearing about it. The thing that worries me more about the news fatigue around the Eurozone crisis is that we are about to become horribly complacent.