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A recent survey found that more than a fifth of British readers refuse to give up on a book even if they find it boring. Shamefully, I am one of the stubborn 22% that refuses to give up despite painfully plodding on through the pages, ignoring the Reading Agency’s advice which says we should give… read more.

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On Tuesday 11th July, England played in the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup for the first time in 28 years, for many including myself this was the first time in our life time.  A month ago, no one knew how proud the England Football team would make the nation. They surprised everyone by securing… read more.

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It’s awards season and that means finding out if all of the hard work earlier in the year was worthwhile or if you have to sit tight and wait until next year to submit again.  It also means finding a different dress for each event but I’ll save that fiasco for another blog. FYI: Quiz… read more.

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A huge topical issue in this week’s news is the issue of cosmetic surgery TV advertisements. The production company ITV are at the forefront of criticism as tensions run high over ‘perfectly-timed’ advertising. ITV and cosmetic surgery companies such as MYA are facing backlash for two reasons; first, the nature of the advertisement and second… read more.

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Everyone has an ‘Annus horribilis’, a year that goes badly wrong in some shape or form. For me, this was 2017. After one-too-many bounced cheques from my former boss at a local newspaper, I found myself down at the DWP looking for work. To quote what the Queen said in 1992, it was not a… read more.