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I kind of miss writing about Kate already. This was my vote for Kate's best look piece.
My favourite was the white with blue poppies. Or the yellow Roksanda Ilincic. I like bright and bold.
Have your say on the Duchess of Cambridge's dresses, coats, hats and casual outfits
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My round-up of the key #budget2014 points from George Osborne's speech for +Mirror  today
George Osborne has delivered his spring statement, but what does it mean for you?
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I've been looking after the +Mirror's online build-up to the +Eurovision Song Contest which has included doing song reviews. I've upset Romania, and since San Marino and Moldova got even lower scores I probably won't be welcome on holiday there either...
This is our Eurovision page: http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/eurovision%20song%20contest-1

Ireland's entry is my most recent review (and a decent song) http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-previews/eurovision-2013-preview-ireland-entry-1866124

My favourite so far though is Spain's: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-previews/eurovision-2013-preview-spain-entry-1855493

I will be live-blogging on the night... I may need to employ bodyguards afterwards.
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Today I took a break from writing about Margaret Thatcher's funeral for the +Mirror to write about the best ever resignations.
Something of a change of pace and a lot of fun.
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This week I have mainly been writing about Margaret Thatcher and putting up other people's Thatcher stories for +Mirror Online.
Helping put together the frontpages - and working out what was said abroad - was particularly interesting. I may work online, but sometimes you can't beat a paper (see here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/margaret-thatcher-dead-newspaper-frontpages-1820371)
This is the latest piece...
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Things I like to write about:

1) Football: I went to Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa on Saturday - read my match report here http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/fulham-1-0-aston-villa-goal-1391585 and a bit from Paul Lambert here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/fulham-1-0-aston-villa-villa-1391592

2) Strictly Come Dancing: Read my take on Saturday's show here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/how-louis-smiths-dirty-dancing-1392666
Now I'm off to my dance class...
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The Royal Tour feels really wrong when you're doing an analysis of each of Kate's outfits on it.
It didn't feel as glamorous as the Far East tour - maybe a side effect of becoming a mum.
But I have my royal tour hat-trick having done Canada and the Jubilee tour previously (though all from the office in London).
Well done all the Kate bloggers who've been doing it throughout and have been a great read.

 
See all of Kate Middleton's outfits, hats, shoes and accessories on the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand
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I've been continuing to write about the +Eurovision Song Contest for +Mirror online. Nobody's set up a  Facebook group having a go at me this week (as far as I'm aware) and the songs have been somewhat better to be fair. 

I wasn't that fussed on Denmark's hotly tipped entry though.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-previews/eurovision-2013-preview-denmark-entry-1882552

Finland's was my favourite of today's batch
We run the rule over Finland's Eurovision Song Contest entry
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I challenge you to read this without a tear coming to your eye.
Brian Reade is a brilliant writer - it's a privilege to have him as a colleague.
RIP Anne Williams - an inspiration
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I had the pleasure of talking to Reading's Alex McCarthy for the +Mirror on Saturday after his impressive show against +Liverpool FC.

I'm now back to writing about Margaret Thatcher's funeral...
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This is exactly what I was looking for...
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Love this picture! The +Mirror has a grand tradition of using photography so getting involved in the daily picture trends on +Google+ seems like a natural fit.
We do a picture of the day on our Facebook page every day too - like us at http://www.facebook.com/dailymirror
 
One lovely picture from the Daily Mirror archive this morning of naval cadets taking a swim around the training ship Mercury in September 1916 #nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday 
For more great photography check our live blog showcasing today's best pictures - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pictures-of-the-day-presidential-debate-waterlogged-1383345
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