A Sporting Occasion
 
By Ross Welford
9 Jul 2015
 

A Sporting Occasion


I’m not terribly sporty, but I love a spot of tennis, especially Wimbledon.  Who doesn’t?   When I was a kid, my mum – whose interest in sport was and is practically zero – would watch Wimbledon every afternoon, and formed strong views on the players.  She still dislikes Jimmy Connors, for example, because he […]

Heart-stopping TV from 50 years ago
 
By Ross Welford
3 Jul 2015
 

Heart-stopping TV from 50 years ago


You really HAVE to take 10 minutes out of your busy day to watch this – please!  You’ll love it…unless you’re scared of heights. A few days ago, Twitter was a-tweet with the news that a man called John Noakes had gone missing – thankfully temporarily –  from his home in Mallorca.  Now, to anyone […]

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A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again.

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The Dog Who Saved The World

My pet dog is called Mr Mash. We named him that because he's a mishmash. A total mongrel. He smells terrible. He'll eat literally anything. He can't see very well. But I love him more than anything. (Sorry dad.) And without him, the world is going to end...

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There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is a story about someone who wants to stop.

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My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine, and again four years later when he was twelve.

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