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Frankie's NY Adventure

Frankie’s New York Adventure by Frank Lampard

25
Jan
2015

Frank Lampard isn’t your average sort of footballer. For a start he’s written a series of children’s books called Frankie’s Magic Football. And for another thing he’s just been named as a National Literacy Trust ambassador, with the idea that he ...continued

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19
Jan
2015

I’m a bit puzzled by the news that people over the age of 50 are changing O levels to GCSEs on their CVs in a bid to be considered for ...continued

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12
Jan
2015

Film awards are a bit of a lottery but the right man definitely won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama award at the Golden Globes last night. Eddie ...continued

11
Jan
2015

I can’t think of a better way to spend a wintery Saturday afternoon than lunch at The Pig on the Beach at Studland, followed by a bracing walk to Old ...continued

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06
Jan
2015

David Miliband has admitted in a Vogue interview that he misses Britain and that absence has made his “heart grow fonder.” His words instantly struck a chord with me because ...continued

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