A few months ago, I took my two boys (three and four) to the park with a ball for a kickabout.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
The Lionesses’ fantastic semi-final victory over Sweden at a packed Bramall Lane means another year, another Wembley final for England.Read the full story..
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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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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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@GroomB Ah, we went to St Mary's Lighthouse many times as a child.