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My booky wook for the kids: Russell Brand is telling fairy stories

Russell Brand is the latest in a long line of celebrities to produce a childrens book. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the first in a series of retold fairytales and legendsIs there anything more spiritually bankrupt and presumptuous than celebrities who …
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Posted in Books, Celebrity, Children, Children and teenagers, Family, Life and style, Madonna, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, Russell Brand, World news | Comments Off

Ten last-minute Russian halloween costumes and how to pull them off

Halloween has always been a contentious topic in Russia, with politicians labelling it as a morally corrupt US influence. But if youre keen to celebrate, The Moscow Times has some tips on how to do it Russian-style Continue reading…
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John Lydon: My family values

The former Sex Pistols singer on not knowing the truth about his birth and the sustaining love of his long-time wife NoraA picture from my parents wedding has always fascinated me because in the far right-hand corner Auntie Agnes is holding a baby. The…
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Running: an aid to the creative process?

Writers block? Putting on your trainers and nipping outside for a jog could be just the cure youre looking forEarlier this year I started my own running blog, Running the Line, joining the hordes of other wannabe runner-writers and the thousands of run…
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Armed police raid Halloween event after passerby sees men holding guns

Organisers of survival event are given strong words of advice after men are seen bundling 20 participants into vanArmed police swooped on a Halloween event after a passerby saw people being bundled into the back of a van by men holding guns and wearing…
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UK gender gap continues to widen, says World Economic Forum report

Britain falls to 26th in Global Gender Gap Report rankings, recording its lowest overall score for equality since 2008Gender report: not one country has fully closed the gap yetThe UK has slipped out of the top 20 countries for gender equality and the …
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Stop this mindless conflation of LGBT

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UK gender gap continues to widen, says World Economic Forum report

Britain falls to 26th in Global Gender Gap Report rankings, recording its lowest overall score for equality since 2008 Continue reading…
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Afghan womens cycling team dares to pursue Olympic dream

Novice riders brave insults and risk of physical attack to train for international competitions Continue reading…
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Holder confirms federal recognition of gay marriages in six more states

Full federal benefits extended to same-sex unions Thirty-two states and DC now recognise such marriages Continue reading…
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