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10:44am Tuesday 11th March 2014
IT’S hard to imagine a more forbidding working environment than the impenetrable darkness and crushing pressure of the deep sea. The ocean depths are the last great unexplored environment on earth.
10:48am Tuesday 11th March 2014
PART of this column is going to be very nasty. I’ll get the nasty bit in first, then you can resume the enjoyment of your breakfast. A man’s former girlfriend discovered a video of him having penetrative sex with a pit bull terrier. Time was when he would have gone to prison for that, but instead he was given a suspended sentence. I see in this distasteful story a parable of how public morality in this country changes –some would say deteriorates.
10:41am Tuesday 11th March 2014
THE BBC is an astonishing organisation which provides astonishingly good value. For £145.50-a-year, licence fee payers get a huge range of great quality radio and television stations plus an unending website offering everything from additional in-depth analysis to every programme you ever missed on iPlayer.
10:53am Tuesday 11th March 2014
IT was nice to read the article about ten-year-old William Gordon, from Consett, who has just completed his 100th Park Run, after starting at the age of seven (HAS, Mar 10).
11:19am Wednesday 5th March 2014
DURING the past nine years, Anna Robinson has seen first hand the benefits a pilgrimage to Lourdes can bring to a disabled or disadvantaged child.
12:29pm Thursday 6th March 2014
Joe Willis takes the family for Sunday lunch at a pub off the beaten track, but surely on the road to success
2:37pm Tuesday 11th March 2014
LAST year I carried out an experiment to see if I could rise to the challenge of a local MP and feed myself for £18 a week. I could and so should we all but, unfortunately, most of us haven’t been taught how to and instead pay more attention to the telly schedules.
3:19pm Monday 10th March 2014
IAN PORTERFIELD spent ten years at Sunderland, with his finest moment coming as he scored the only goal in their remarkable victory over Leeds in the 1973 FA Cup Final.
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