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Unlocking all of life’s secrets

There can be little debate over whether or not today’s society is more open than any that have come before.

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Solving a problem like October

October is a funny old month.

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Emails hinder rather than help

Over the past 30 years, there have been some extraordinary advances in technology that have enriched the lives of billions of us.

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Being called ‘babe’ isn’t so bad

There are a number of requirements which come with being a northerner, some would say that they are enshrined in law.

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No need to sound last orders

Most things which vanish from public life tend to do so because they have become obsolete and, as the old saying goes, you can’t stand in the way of progress.

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School’s no place for fashion

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

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School hols are like parenthood

This is the week millions of us parents have been waiting for since the fourth week of July – it is, of course, back to school week.

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We all need to get a move on

Nobody likes to be branded lazy.

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Farewell to King of Saturday TV

We all know that Britons are at their most comfortable when discussing the weather and what they have planned for the weekend but these topics are in danger of being usurped by our obsession with celebrity deaths.

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Kerby wins every time ...

There cannot be many of us who won’t be going away at some point during August.

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Some arguments we’ll never win

Like all faithful contrarians, I like a row.

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Don’t reveal your life to burglars

John Terry is many things to many people

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Bad times ahead for future OAPs

We all know the one about the only certainties in life being death and taxes but I would now add having to work longer than we first thought as another sure thing.

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Let’s have diversity of accents

I have always maintained that one of the greatest strengths of the UK can be found in the diversity of its town and cities, not to mention its nations and its regions.

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Work on human relationships

There are more people on this planet than at anytime in its history, yet it appears we are determined to reduce the amount of contact we have with one another.

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It’s lights out for lighting up

Do you ever feel that life is passing you by at a rate of knots?

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Harry is no prince of wails

There aren’t many people who can honestly say they are immune from that basic human instinct, jealousy - I am certainly not one of them.

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Hope born from the horrors

In the recent history of Great Britain, these past few months must surely rank alongside the darkest.

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If only we could be dull again

There was a time not so long ago when Britain was regarded as a dull nation.

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Protecting our precious children

It has been a painful last few days, a period which has not only left the North of England numb with grief but has left an entire nation on edge.

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