Monthly Archives: May 2013

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It’s quiet drinking in the last chance saloon. The barman has gone home and told London Welsh to lock up on their way out. Because, unless someone from the Championship can defeat unbeaten Newcastle; and someone who would also fail … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Looking Happy

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My name is Eliza Anne Thomson. I am eight and three quarter years old. I have a dog called Amber, a cat named Bono, and a mum that I wish was someone else’s. We are standing in the car park … Continue reading

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DRIVING TO SPAIN? HOW TO TELL THE COPS FROM THE ROBBERS

CAR-JACKING IN SPAIN IS ON THE UP AND UP. RICHARD GRAINGER TELLS HOW HE NEARLY BECAME A VICTIM AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID LOSING IT ALL ON SPANISH ROADS THIS SUMMER. It’s a glorious late March Sunday evening and I’m … Continue reading

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SOCIETY — WHAT SOCIETY?

 On the day that Big Ben stopped as Margaret Thatcher was eulogised, demonised and then buried, I wondered what sort of a world it is we now live in. What would the woman who was incorrectly attributed as having said … Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF TEA

There must be a reason for this. Because it couldn’t happen anywhere else. Let’s be clear, cricket over-rides the rules of life. Nothing, but nothing, gets in the way of tea. It’s day 4 of a rain-affected well and it’s … Continue reading

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COMPOUND 19

It’s February 2016, rapidly approaching the centenary of the Easter Rising and the upsurge of Irish republicanism that led to partition, and almost a century of bloody civil war. Jonny Farrell, the only Protestant to have joined the IRA, is … Continue reading

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