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Football: A kick where it hurts for Man Utd while City are ‘too bloody good’

August 11, 2022 No Comments

A kick where it hurts

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Women’s football and the mighty Lionesses: ‘We need this to be a watershed moment’

August 2, 2022 No Comments

A few months ago, I took my two boys (three and four) to the park with a ball for a kickabout.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Searching the sensory garden

August 2, 2022 No Comments

A few weeks ago I discovered a sensory garden in Southport’s Hesketh Park. It was largely overgrown but, through the mass of unruly vegetation, I could see there was a wealth of foraging delights. I decided to return at peak flowering season knowing it would make identification easier.

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Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

The Lionesses’ fantastic semi-final victory over Sweden at a packed Bramall Lane means another year, another Wembley final for England.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

In part one of my pre-season meanderings, I took a peek at a burning issue facing each of the three North West behemoths who seized their usual seats at last season’s top six table. In part two, I’m focusing on those who spent more time dining near the toilets.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

With many players now reporting back for duty, or just being a giant pain in the backside to agitate for a move, it feels like an opportune moment to take a look at the big six Northern clubs in the Premier League.

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‘Enjoy reading books when you had a state education? Come off it.’

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on ‘Enjoy reading books when you had a state education? Come off it.’

This has been an angry week. Among other rage-inducing news items, I saw a Twitter thread about the English Literature degree at Sheffield Hallam University being ‘suspended’ because the Government will no longer fund degrees where 60 per cent of students don’t end up in ‘highly skilled’ jobs within six months of graduation.

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Gardening is glorious

June 21, 2022 Comments Off on Gardening is glorious

My Gran used to say that the best thing about gardening was the anticipation.

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Manchester Roadshow: Women’s EURO 2022

June 7, 2022 Comments Off on Manchester Roadshow: Women’s EURO 2022

For far too long, women’s football has taken a back seat to the men’s game. But the upcoming Women’s EURO 2022, which kicks off in Manchester in July, looks set to shift the dynamics.

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Review: Yoga Brunch, Manchester Hyatt Regency Hotel

May 30, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Yoga Brunch, Manchester Hyatt Regency Hotel

As a mother of two young children, making time for myself is very low on the never-ending ‘to-do’ list of paying for school dinners, buying gifts for the ridiculous amount of class birthday parties, and keeping on top of the growing mountain of ironing.

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