Julie Welch

Julie Welch is a sportswriter, author, Spurs fan, social commentator and columnist on the Daily Express.

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Heather Rabbatts debate: Away from the pitch football is still a white bloke's world

How can you take the FA seriously when there are no women on the commission?

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: JULIE WELCH

Julie Welch debuted in 1969 as Fleet Street's first female football reporter. Since then she has also written many screenplays and television scripts. Her first novel, Long Distance Information, is published on 22 May.

Fashion on the field - whatever next?

George Best's loose shirt was one thing, but Liverpool's Patrik Berger is wearing an Alice band... Julie Welch charts the latest eccentricity on the British pitch

Seven up for Oz

Julie Welch sees Australia waltz to victory in netball's World Championship

Pride of Belgium wins new friends

Julie Welch braves Court 14 to follow the fortunes of an adopted Briton

Ferdinand takes two

QPR2 Ferdinand 64, 75 Tottenham Hotspur1 Sheringham 45 Attendance: 18,367

Gills go for broke

Gillingham 3 Foster 1, Pike pen 42, Butler 61 Exeter City 0 Attenda nce: 3,332

Football: Owen on the rise

Julie Welch at Wembley sees England's future stars beat Brazil 1-0
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Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
Why do we like making lists?

Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'

Paris Fashion Week

Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
Bruce Chatwin's Wales: One of the finest one-day walks in Britain

Simon Calder discovers Bruce Chatwin's Wales

One of the finest one-day walks you could hope for - in Britain
10 best children's nightwear

10 best children's nightwear

Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Roma

Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

Trouble on the Tyne

Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

Last chance to see...

The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
So here's why teenagers are always grumpy - and it's not what you think

Truth behind teens' grumpiness

Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

Hacked photos: the third wave

Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?