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Finally catching up with Frank Cottrell Boyce

I won’t hold back. Lots of people who know about my love for children’s lit will have heard me talk in glowing terms about the work of Frank Cottrell Boyce, the respected film scriptwriter who turned to fiction with such … Continue reading

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Pedalling away from Lance Armstrong’s legacy

IT HAD been such a great summer for cycling, from an amazing one-two in the Tour de France to an avalanche of London 2012 medals. And to see the full impact, you only had to head out on the country … Continue reading

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Paralympic party proves perfect finale

You know that feeling when a party’s still going strong but you’re contemplating sloping off while things are still on a high? That was London 2012 for me. I couldn’t get too enthused ahead of part two of the proceedings – … Continue reading

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Back to reality – the road from Stratford to Woking

Barely a week after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, there are concerns about Lord Coe’s ‘legacy’ being derailed by a ruling party he has so long associated with. But while attempts continue to halt Michael Gove’s plan to loosen … Continue reading

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Living the dream and the lasting legacy – week two of the London 2012 Olympics

If ever there was a motivational endorsement of everything good that came out of these past two weeks, it was voiced by Lancashire lass Sam Murray late on Sunday afternoon. Surprisingly fresh from her silver medal performance at the Modern … Continue reading

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40 great reasons to have loved the 2012 Olympics

In no particular order … 1. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for setting the tone and leaving me proud to be British; and Stephen Daldry and Kim Gavin’s closing pageant for living up to its high standard 2. Double-golden girl Laura … Continue reading

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When bronze ambition measures up to golden gongs

When Jess Ennis and Mo Farah somehow found those extra gears and kicked home to secure yet more Team GB gold medals on Saturday night, there were tears of pride and joy up and down this land. If ever there … Continue reading

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Oh Danny Boyle

Arise Sir Daniel. The Boyle done good at the Olympic Park on Friday. And what with DB’s opening ceremony and the torch relay that preceded it, a lot more of us feel part of London 2012 now – something we … Continue reading

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Carrying the torch – here comes London 2012

So we’re off and running with the 2012 Olympics, the countdown well and truly down to double figures, London’s spanking new venues ready and waiting, and the torch on its way around the UK. Got tickets for any events? Didn’t … Continue reading

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