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The royal tour of Australia and New Zealand

18
Apr
2014

Hundreds of journalists are covering the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Australia and New Zealand right now – and I’m so glad I’m not one of them. As well as having to turn their hand to an awful ...continued

13
Apr
2014

Canford Cliffs was in the news this week – and not in a good way. The posh Poole enclave hit the headlines after locals complained of being kept awake by ...continued

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11
Apr
2014

Sue Townsend’s hilarious, insightful Adrian Mole stories are classics. Her razor-sharp wit and astute observations probably summed up the Eighties better than anyone else and there’s no doubt that her ...continued

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05
Apr
2014

The seaside town of Dawlish endured a terrible battering during this winter’s storms. So much so that the Victorian railway line running along the coast was left dangling above the ...continued

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04
Apr
2014

One of the best things about writing a blog is that you can bend the rules. They’re your own rules, after all. So even though my Friday Book Review usually ...continued

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