"I must go to bed now as we have an early start in the morning," wrote 12-year-old Joyce Henderson in her diary on 31 Aug 1939. "Tomorrow, I become an evacuee and it's all because of something called war."
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Sunday 18 July 1999
Jogging behind my dog in Emmerentia Park in Johannesburg early in the morning, I am ambushed by three police officers. They suddenly materialise at the top of the slope we are panting our way up, their hands raised, demanding we stop. It seems Zola - a cross between a Dobermann, a Labrador and a Pointer, and named after Chelsea's heroic playmaker - has beeped on their radar. Out of breath, I ask if the dog was speeding. No, they reply gravely, but you have taken him into an area of the park reserved for ducks and other wild animals. I apologise and lumber off.
Thursday 24 June 1999
SOME OF the BBC's most famous foreign correspondents are spearheading a campaign to stop the corporation making cuts which, they say, will "threaten the BBC's voice and standing in the world".
Friday 12 June 1998
Property owners are afraid to rent, and tenants are the ones losing out. We need to put our house in order. By Miriam Addison
Monday 03 March 1997
Busy electioneering, on full pay. Standing for Labour and openly gay. Prepare for the usual flak, and more besides.
Sunday 17 November 1996
The Beastly British Cowards have done it again. Beeb bosses have caved in to Tory pressure even before the party chairman, Dr Brian Mawhinney, can toll them (that's how it comes out in his Ulster brogue) who should cover the party leaders at election time.
Saturday 31 December 1994
Jeremy Vine First came to prominence on Radio 4's Today, where his dramatic reports on anything from Aids research to the decline of the British pop single were far more likely to make listeners sit up and take notice than Rabbi Lionel Blue. An inevitable transfer to television followed. Has latterly been employing his ironic approach to politics with sufficiently exemplary results. It is not only the christian name that makes many believe he's the next Paxman.
Runners line up in race for the Redhead slot: One of Britain's top broadcasters is leaving Radio 4's Today. Simon O'Hagan pays tribute - and asks who will replace him
Sunday 30 May 1993
IT'S AN impossible beard to follow, if not an impossible act. Brian Redhead is leaving Radio 4's Today programme. Despite being as dedicated a radio man as you could find, his Old Testament face, and most apt of surnames, are as familiar as many a television personality's. The hunt is on for a successor of equal stature.
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