Smells Like Team Spirit

From the moment the Millfield Girls 1st XI first stepped onto the astroturf together in the September of 1989, I knew we had that special kind of magic....
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Why Work With A Writer?

Dear You, you might well wonder what are the benefits of working with a writer? I often have thought that myself. Why would I employ me? But when you get into it and see the differences between words that serve as a function and words that are borne out of good writing,...
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Sophie’s Not Normal

Never mind the bog rolls, if ever the country needed a reet good gallows laugh it is now. Fortunately for us, there’s a comedian who can help us in our dark hour....
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Mummy

Mummy You do and do, you do and do Forever white stilettò shoe In which you have lived For seventy years, gave and gived Always able to whip up food Mummy, I have had to live up to you Winged torso, halo hair Blood of ages, breath of care...
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An Ode To The Power Of A Pasty

When I was an archaeology student at Reading University in the early 1990s, there was a twenty-four garage called The Murco on London Road that I used to frequent. Often at night, often alone, often on a munchies mission....
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The Prostate Gap

A photographic exhibition exploring under-represented people with prostate cancer by Ian Smith The Prostate Gap uses photography to explore and challenge the public’s understanding of prostate cancer within under-represented groups in our society. The exhibition spotlights a selection of prostate cancer patients from the black and trans and gay...
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The Ground Game

Julie Hilling is next to me pounding the pavements on a cold and wet day in Johnson Fold. The Labour candidate for the Bolton West constituency says it’s not a place you pass through, you have to hunt out the locals here....
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UK General Election 2019 Prediction

I’ve done some number-crunching for everyone so you don’t have to think or do any of your own research or fact checking. Numbers of People Voting Labour ❌ ➡️ Remain 16m + 4m who’ve changed mind = 20m ➡️ Disabled people 3m ➡️ WASPI Women 3.7m ➡️ People Who...
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A Poem Called Blancmange

A poem for National Poetry Day themed around truth. The poem is called Blancmange by Nikki Wordsmith which includes the poignant Brexit referencing line 'Words don’t like to be abused on a politician’s tongue'...
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Couplets

A Rhyming Couplet is two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought. There is no limit to the length of the lines. Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have to be spelled the same....
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