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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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz