The John Terry case has highlighted prejudice in football, and the fact that, despite years of hard work – and a lot of success – racism still exists on the pitch as well as in the stands. But racism isn’t the only prejudice to exist in the professional game, or on your children’s playing fields, [...]Continue reading Kick homophobia out of football
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Melanie Goose visits the 63rd Cheltenham Literature Festival and finds fun for all the family So here I am with my son and nephew in a church hall in Cheltenham. In strides The Grunts creator and master story-teller Philip Ardagh, whose appearance is as impressive as his credentials. He’s a towering 6ft 7in or ‘two [...]Continue reading The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Jo Hemmings writes on the shocking reports circulating around this British icon It’s been a week of distressing news. The abduction of five-year-old April Jones, who suffers from cerebral palsy has touched our hearts and renewed fears for the safety of our own children. And Jimmy Savile, an eccentric and much loved star for half [...]Continue reading Sir Jimmy Savile: a TV star, a national treasure, an abuser?