Florida Town Of Parkland In Mourning, After Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Kills 17

Terror-what?

In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I offer my deepest condolences to every child, student, teacher, parent, family and anyone...
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Alternative romantic films for Valentine’s Day

Many of us might choose to cuddle up on the couch this romantic Valentine’s evening and watch something smoochy like Love Actually, Four Weddings and a...
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Hearing out the film critics

When it comes to the movies, many people tend to shun film critics. Instead they may look straight to a five-star rating or a...
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Snowy days: a white canvas of opportunity

It's only natural that after the number of snowy days we've had recently that I write a piece on snow. So here it is... I remember...
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Fuelling your Wanderlust in Bishop Auckland

Adventure and nature can be found right on our doorstep For many people the mellow, almost lullaby voice of Sir David Attenborough filled our childhoods...
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Plastic: where does our rubbish really go?

You’ve recycled your plastic bottle of water and held on a little tighter to your empty packet of crisps until you passed the nearest...
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Plastic cups: who should pay the tax?

We're all victims to the luscious smell of Costa Coffee or the occasional hot chocolate from Starbucks, but what do we do with the...
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Volunteering: how giving up your spare time can change your life

Normally I like to write about the local area and where the best places are for walking dogs. But I'm often asked why on...
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What really happened in 2017

The bell rings. It’s 00:00, January 1 2018. Fireworks are booming, people are smiling, laughing, cheering, hugging, kissing... but why? New Year – it’s the...
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Reverse resolutions

"New Year, old me" ... no, not the cliché words that instinctively pour from (just about all of) the mouths of people within a...
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