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Bullying is still a problem

Nobody likes a bully and the act of bullying is something people don’t ever willingly admit to.

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Is commercialism so bad?

This is the week when the nation winds down early for a four-day weekend which, for many, will involve visiting family and stuffing our faces with Hot Cross Buns and cheap chocolate.

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It’s not such a sweet deal

One of the great fringe benefits of becoming a dad is that I was forced, at the age of 32, to grow up almost overnight.

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Good people at heart of nation

The world needs to change. How often have those words been uttered throughout history?

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More vital issues to worry about

It is fair to say that, right now, there are plenty of things in the world to get hot under the collar about.

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It’s a modern day nuisance

Modern life is full of irritants

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Austerity cuts hitting us all

The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is one of those gems of the English language which is passed down from each generation to the next.

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Time to close driving loophole

We are a nation of motorists, a tribe so wedded to the idea of car ownership, we see getting behind the wheel as a human right.

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It’s the age of online activists

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.

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Unlocking key to new homes

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

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Black market in the green stuff

Forget Mexican walls, Article 50 or Parliamentary dissent, the major talking point of 2017 so far has to be vegetables and the lack of.

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Get rid of lazy stereotypes

For a society which makes such a fuss about lazy stereotypes, we still use far too many.

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Slow life down with a chill till

‘Life today is just too fast, nobody has time to stop and think’, is something most of us will have either said to, or heard from, an older friend or relative.

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Go on a full year health drive

Over the years I have come up with strategies to cope with the tedium of visits to the supermarket.

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I’m off to the pub for a pint

We are told January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self loathing.

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The age of being technical

For the past week in our house, ever since a fat man in a red suit paid us a visit, there have been episodes of unnerving silence.

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Still an appetite for the truth

As we limp towards the end of an extraordinary year, we are left with many things with which to remember it by.

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Brexit’s not be all and end all

When and how we leave the European Union is the most pressing issue of our time. Apparently.

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Hang over from jingle tills

Now that Roy Wood, James Stewart and bouncing badgers have taken centre stage we all have one eye on what we are having for dinner a couple of Sundays from now.

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A silver lining to year 2016?

It was clear by the summer that 2016 was in danger of becoming one of the most momentous in living memory, now that is beyond doubt.

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