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A poet and you know it

Those keen to develop a natural gift for words can benefit from an MA in creative writing, says Russ Thorne

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How We Met: Paul Zerdin & Warwick Davis

My first impression of Paul was that he was a bit above himself. I was directing my first pantomime, a production of Snow White in Dartford in 1997, and he had the role as the comic story teller. Paul wouldn't turn up for rehearsals, as he was too busy doing gigs, so we got off to a bad start. But when he did come in, he made up for it by picking things up very quickly and giving his all to the performance.

Massive fall in child abuse deaths linked to new protection policies

Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show. With social workers frequently vilified after the death of a child at the hands of adult guardians, the findings – published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – act as tribute to the success of child protection policies and those who implement them.