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A selection of published articles

A song to make the hurt go away

Tragedy by the Bee Gees “When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy.” Our two children have the mixed blessing of being born to older than average parents, especially, it must be said, their father. But what … Continue reading

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The Weighbridge

So they’re going to move the bus station and concrete over yet more of my childhood. The Weighbridge! What a name to conjure with. The after school destination of our teenage years, where high heels and make-up were de rigeur, … Continue reading

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Mind Games

Every time there’s new research suggesting Alzheimer’s Disease can run in families, I find myself keeping a close eye on my mother; listening to her voice to detect any changes, worrying if she tells the same story twice, and rifling … Continue reading

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Skating Sisters

It may not be a sport of kings, but roller hockey has a long and noble history. Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel played it in the early 1900s, and now three Plymouth sisters are taking it to the max. Ruth, … Continue reading

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Plymouth Grand Prix

Students from one of Plymouth’s secondary schools have been racing Formula 1 cars – but they’re unlikely to be heading for Silverstone just yet.The students from Devonport High School for Boys have been racing carbon dioxide powered model F1 cars. … Continue reading

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Media Savvy

Pip Critten wins awards for his documentaries. His latest two videos won silver diplomas at the Cotswold International Film Festival.But he doesn’t just spend his time behind the camera. He also teaches at the Plymouth College of Further Education, for … Continue reading

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