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Saturday 28 May 2011
"Commercial fruit is, at best, a pale shadow, at worst, a travesty, of a properly grown crop." This is a typical opening salvo from Mr CR Higginbottom of Youlgreave, Derbyshire, who for several years sent me the most magnificent letters. The lines of his script never slid up or down the page, but strode across it most purposefully, with ys and fs looping in a way that told you he had been educated in a school that taught proper handwriting. And punctuation.
Monday 09 May 2011
The spring heatwave has led to the biggest and best English strawberry crop for 20 years.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Saturday 15 January 2011
A retired school caretaker and football coach who sexually abused young boys for 35 years was starting an indefinite prison sentence today.
Monday 03 January 2011
Monday 20 December 2010
Friday 17 December 2010
Ron Berry's fifth novel, first published in 1970, has been, and continues to be, a guide and pilot to my genesis and evolution as a writer. Other books share this badge, of course - 'Moby Dick', 'The Return of the Native', 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' - but 'Bebb' came first, at age nine or thereabouts, and stunned me with recognition and a wondrous awe at the possibilities in words. As a reader, I flailed and floundered when a child; 'Rothman's Football Yearbook' was a staple, as was the 'I-Spy Guide to the Hedgerow', which told me everything I needed to know about the daddy-long-legs except why.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Black raspberries may help prevent bowel cancer, new research suggests.
Friday 22 October 2010
Saturday 11 September 2010
Sunday 22 August 2010
Saturday 14 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Monday 19 July 2010
A 22-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a wedding guest.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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