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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Health warning! Don’t grow up on the wrong street

It was genuinely shocking to read that good health can vary by a staggering 25 years – within the same borough.

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The snarling face of Britain today

The other day, in the space of just 30 minutes, two minor incidents summed up what a nasty nation we have become.  Neither event warranted police action, or maybe even a second glance.

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Give your middle-aged brain a workout

There’s never been a better time to be in your 50s. If you’ve a firm footing on the property ladder and been in a decent job most of your working life, then you can look forward to a rosy retirement.

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vive la difference

It’s a strange relationship we have with the French. Mistrust here, some begrudging admiration there.  Of course each of us thinks we rule the roost in this part of the world, whether it’s over food or sport.  

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What’s the best record of all-time?

It’s always a good talking point when “Best of” lists are issued.  Thrashing out a favourite sit-com, or the greatest footballer of all-time can drive you to distraction.

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Idiots for hire

“We’re doomed” was Private Frazer’s downbeat assessment when events in Dad’s Army took an unfortunate turn.

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Hugh’s thought for food

We are all guilty of throwing away food. That furry piece of cheese hidden away in the back of the fridge; a few mouldy carrots; the scraps from the Sunday roast you just can’t face on Tuesday.

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Home James? Not tonight Moneypenny

Staying In is the new Going Out, so the social commentators would have us believe. 

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That’s no way to behave Jose!

Despite the success of the Rugby World Cup – England excepted! – it’s been a football man who has hogged the headlines for the last month.

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Doing our bit to help the refugees

This summer we were moved by the plight of migrants swarming into Europe to flee war and famine in their homelands.  The sight of families with young children, desperate to find safety and shelter filled our TV screens. Some of their stories were heartbreaking.

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