is where I originally came from. I was born at Billinge Hospital (like all true Wigan folk of the time), and went back with Mum and Dad to their house in the village of Newburgh.

My first school was Ormskirk High School (which later turned into Ormskirk Prep School) until July 1981. I moved to Scarisbrick Hall School for September 1981 to December 1987, then onto the Deanery High School to study between January 1988 and June 1992.

Mum and Dad both still live in the Wigan area. Mum doesn't have any web presence, but I'm currently helping Dad to set up a website for his motor servicing and repair business, Mobile Auto Doctors.