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Anne Pickles

Gaga trashed by juvenile paparazzi sting

I was Lady Gaga. An impossible stretch of imagination, I know – unless you’re six, seven, nine or 11.

Last updated 8 July 2011
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The world’s gone mad – it has to be summer

Summer’s here and the time is right for... utter, steaming madness. July. That’s when it properly begins. (2 comments)

Last updated 5 July 2011
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Nice scenery but trip should be taken alone

Grumpy old men reliving their schoolboy corny humour habits must pitch up with cameras in the cultural paradise of Venice all the time.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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Kate Winslet’s sailing the good ship Atlantic

Hand it to Kate Winslet; if she dressed as a house brick and acted the part of San Marco Basilica, you’d believe her to the point of ducking the pigeons.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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I believe in fairytales

What a sad tale of woe this was. Not so much for the money – though that was bad enough – but for the broken dreams.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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If skinny teens can have a prom I don’t see why I can’t!

She looked as though she might have been serious. In a mischievous, eye-twinkling way, she seemed breathlessly enthused by a light-bulb moment she was itching to share.

Last updated 1 July 2011
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So now old people are drinking too much? What can they do?

Edging towards old age with hopes of early retirement dashed, dreams of world travel crashed and ability to afford care in dotage smashed, I was looking forward to a few years of being happily sozzled.

Last updated 28 June 2011
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Character assassination

It was an odd move for the BBC to buy in The Kennedys (BBC2) for screening almost immediately after a prime-time series run on the History Channel.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Tears are flowing as Jackson gets a few things off his chest

af whenwill JACKSON Brodie creator, novelist Kate Atkinson received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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This Sugar has gone sour

LEON Doyle was the latest candidate to be fired from The Apprentice after his disastrous performance in France.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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This could be a big catalyst for even more

The defining moment that put the Big into Big Weekend came for me when a lovely young woman buried her breasts in Cumberland sausage.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Spoonful of sugar helps everyone’s medicine go down

As an item of breaking news, it was never going to set the world alight or force a newsflash to interrupt the bumble bees on Countryfile.

Last updated 24 June 2011
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Tax breaks don’t fix broken families, Dave

I’m sure it’s not the business of any government to rally and lead a national campaign of hatred against hopeless inadequates and failures.

Last updated 21 June 2011
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A convert to the cause of choirs

IN THE car, in the bath – sometimes while busy with strenuous housework – I quite like a bit of a sing.

Last updated 18 June 2011
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An argument done to death

terrypratchett186 It’s a harsh thing to think and I’m not remotely proud of it – but there are times when I wish Terry Pratchett would just shut up and get on with it.

Last updated 18 June 2011
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Inspiration from uncomfy viewing

THERE’S nothing comfy about watching tiny babies struggling to live.

Last updated 18 June 2011
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It takes a while to appreciate our dads, but we do

Big day, Sunday. Well, biggish. Father’s Day never was quite so big as the one set aside for mothers, which is a shame really – especially if you’re a dad.

Last updated 17 June 2011
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Come on people, let’s make a bit of a fuss over our dads this weekend

Big day, Sunday. Well, biggish. Father’s Day never was quite so big as the one set aside for mothers, which is a shame really – especially if you’re a dad.

Last updated 17 June 2011
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If you want to pin blame for the sexualisation of children, try the parents

There’s a lot of hot air and bluster peddled about the sexualisation of children – like it could be outlawed by government, for instance. Or cancelled by Act of Parliament. (6 comments)

Last updated 14 June 2011
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Punctuation is as cruelly treated as the Street's characters

The cruel streak running through Coronation Street shows no mercy.

Last updated 11 June 2011
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