The journey home – 'home' still being the word I instinctively use for the house I grew up in, atop of wild Welsh hillside, even if today it's where I go to escape everyday life – begins with bustle. The battle on the Tube with a case, the dash around Euston juggling handbag-paper-coffee-lunch. It's wise to stock up: the journey to Pen-y-Bont takes over four hours, via Crewe and Shrewsbury. It's very much not the route a crow would fly...
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Thursday 23 January 2014
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Thursday 09 January 2014
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Monday 02 December 2013
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England U21s 3 Finland U21s 0: Gareth Southgate admits frustration despite win that sends Young Lions three points clear
Friday 15 November 2013
England held a two-goal lead at half-time but were unable to push on as much as Southgate had asked for
Sunday 13 October 2013
Peter Taylor has been appointed as Gillingham's interim manager while they undertake their search for a full-time appointment.
Friday 30 August 2013
A serial criminal who strangled a kindly pensioner 25 years ago after trying to rob her has been sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in prison.
Monday 12 August 2013
'Strangers don’t offer unprovoked smiles unless they want something'
Sunday 23 June 2013
Belu, the social enterprise bottled water company which hands all of its profits to the charity Water Aid, has won a £100,000 contract to supply dining rooms, canteens and select committee meetings at the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
74-year-old alleges authorities deliberately preventing names from being added to an e-petition calling for the release of official papers relating to the jailing of pickets
Thursday 13 June 2013
London housebuilder Telford Homes raised £20m through a share placing yesterday to allow it to buy up more sites and take adavantage of the unprecedented demand in the capital.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Two Lithuanian television installers known as the “brothers of Beckton” have emerged as perhaps Britain’s greatest fighters since medieval times.
Georgia Williams 'died from pressure to her neck', as Jamie Reynolds appears in court over her murder
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Jamie Reynolds has yet to enter a plea to the 17-year-old's murder
Sunday 02 June 2013
Friends of Georgia Williams are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for a permanent memorial to the 17-year-old.
Georgia Williams disappearance: Jamie Reynolds in court charged with murder after finding a body in North Wales
Saturday 01 June 2013
22-year-old was originally arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of kidnapping the 17-year-old
Thursday 30 May 2013
A £52m refit for BBC's Bush House
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Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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