like most of your readers, I was incredibly proud of young Jack Carroll, from Hipperholme, who appeared on the first show of the new series of Britain’s Got Talent last Saturday.
The young man was funny, witty, sharp, and remarkably self-deprecating. Most importantly for a comedian he was funny and his timing was perfect. That Jack has cerebral palsy was neither here nor there sure it is a part of who he is, but it doesn’t define him. He was born with it, he uses it in his comedy but more importantly he gets on with his life. The love and pride that his mum and dad showed backstage beofre and after the show was genuinely touching. So to Jack and his family may I say well done and keep the funnies coming, Calderdale is chuffed to bits for you.
Coun Nader Fekri
(Labour & Co-op, Calder Ward)