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Explaining the Birds and Bees

There are some jobs no parent relishes - changing nappies and mopping up bodily fluids being the obvious frontrunners.

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Three Lions aren’t real heroes

As a nation, we have gone football mad again over the past four weeks, having witnessed the transformation of the Three Lions from end-of-the-pier joke to well groomed living history.

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Beer bellies on our beaches

If you are a sun worshipper or an ice cream salesman then it is very likely you are currently experiencing the best of days.

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Tweet dreams for early risers

From an early age we are taught that people are one thing or another: good or bad, old or young, Leavers or Remainers or morning or evening people.

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When my hair’s all but gone

If done properly, life should be all about experiences - it really isn’t rocket science, unless you decide to become a rocket scientist.

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Get behind our Three Lions

It is fair to say that we are living in a country that feels far from united right now.

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A bitter pill for me to swallow

Modern parents have it easy, right?

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Blurred memories of Club 18-30

We all adapt to growing older in different ways.

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Blaise Tapp

What we do really matters

For as long as I can remember, I have been a news addict.

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Middle-aged fingers going green

There comes a time when we all grow up and I fear that time is now for me.

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Most important job of the lot

Having a second child has well and truly shattered any illusions I had previously harboured about my parenting ‘skills’.

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Living a life of lonely solitude

Earlier this month, the Office of National Statistics published a study revealing five per cent of Britons aged 16 and above feel alone pretty much all of the time.

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Too chicken to rustle up a roast

If there is one thing guaranteed to make most people feel inadequate, it is watching MasterChef while eating their tea.

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Mind games in brave new world

It is not an over-exaggeration to state the past week or so has been full of shocks.

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Mass killer needs tackling

One of those criminally overlooked issues is that of male suicides, a serious problem which should shame a nation, yet gets very little attention.

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Crack down on dog fouling

Speak to any aspiring journalist – and I have met and interviewed hundreds over the past 20 years – and they will reveal a very clear set of ambitions.

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Time to park idea of price hikes

Searching for somewhere to park the people carrier in towns and cities can be a bind at times, so much so, I am more than a little surprised it doesn’t feature in those perennial ‘most stressful’ lists, alongside divorce, moving house and having to listen to Nigel Farage on BBC Question Time. Again.

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Practicality beat snow hysteria

We will now long remember 2018 for the very late winter which brought joy to children everywhere, while many parents had to fire up the laptop and fill in spreadsheets in front of a roaring fire and Cash in the Attic.

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Pole dancing for the elderly

It is an inescapable fact that we are mostly living longer and the pressures this will put on the world will be significant.

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Value our inspirational teachers

Ask most people to name the teacher who had the biggest impact on their school days and they will be able do so in a heartbeat.

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