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Argos Toy Exchange with Tess Daly

From now until 25th November Argos customers are invited to drop off once-loved toys at Argos or Barnardo’s stores in return for a £5 voucher towards the cost of new toys. 77 more words

Proposed council closure of children’s centres: the inside story

 A direct cut by SMBC, not government

Solihull Council is considering closing fourteen children’s centres by next year following a £600,000 cut in its central grant from government. 499 more words


Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest Ontario Tour

Autumn is nearly upon us and with it comes a new round of touring with my new book, Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest. We’ll start with Ontario, where I have a busy schedule of reading events, the… 972 more words


Awakening from the Nightmare of History

“History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” —James Joyce, Ulysses

Joyce’s quote, one of the most famous in recent literary history, seems more apt than ever at this time in the 21st century. 1,681 more words

Social Commentary

232. Dropping off a donation

There’s a week left of the summer holidays and the weather is dismal, so the obvious thing to do? Some extreme housekeeping and home improvements! I may have got a little bit carried away and ripped up the hall floor with no exact plan as to what happens next, but that’s a problem for another day… 100 more words