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Tim Atkinson
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Otherwise known as 'dotterel'....
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teacher shortage crisis recruitment
Being on BBC Local Radio is a little bit like speed dating. Not that I've ever been speed-dating, but from what I gather, you know. From a friend. Of a friend. Anyway, in spite of the fact that I've done it before and in spite of the fact that I imagine loc...

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Any stay-at-home dads out there able to help with this?

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Stay-at-home fathers Cambridge PhD interview
Any email that begins with the words 'I'm a big fan of your blog and have been reading it a lot!' is guaranteed to grab my attention. After all, the author is clearly someone of taste, discernment, wit, erudition and intelligence. Certainly the latter, as t...

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A trip to Fountains Abbey, location for the end of my novel 'The Glorious Dead'.

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Men's Health MoT Tena Research
Ok. I have a question this morning. It is this. When did you last visit the doctor? If you share the same 'gender' as the person responsible for writing this rubbish, the answer is most likely to be... um, er. A while ago. In fact, recent research by TENA M...

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Yorkshire shepherdess book amanda owen
Being a parent isn't easy. Ask anyone's who's ever done it. So imagine parenting not one, not two, not the statistical 'two-point-four' or even three children (my own preferred quantity) but eight. Yes, eight. Now imagine doing it on a remote Yorkshire hill...

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Impossible to believe such beauty could come out of such horror #holocaustmemorialday

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Adolf Strauss Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd Dich wiedersehen
It's Holocaust Memorial Day today. We live in 'interesting times' as the (alleged) Chinese curse would have it - walls built, people condemned for what - not who - they are. Nationalistic drawbridges drawn up. Hatred. We've been there before. In living memo...

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Winnie the Pooh
It's Winnie the Pooh day - or, the day on which (in 1882) the author of the eponymous tales A.A.Milne was born. Here he is, looking very typically author-ish: Which can't have been his normal pose, can it? I mean, Winnie the Pooh - as well as being such utt...

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Love the Sales
It's that time again, and if you love the sales you'll love Love the Sale s - the site that brings the best bargains from all the big names, brands and stores together and where every day is sale day. Here are a just a few examples of their current largesse...
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