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Weeknote 4: sharing the love

It’s HeartUnions Week – a TUC campaign to raise awareness of the value of unions – and my union, the NUJ, is taking part. So I had a think about why I love my union. So what has my union

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Weeknote 3: websites and wish lists

OK, I said last week that I don’t watch daytime television. But I do sometimes watch Pointless. Does that count if it’s on after 5pm? And I often wonder, how I would answer Alexander Armstrong’s question to contestants: ‘And what

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Weeknote 2: admin and sadmin

I had someone round this week to measure up for a new kitchen, and when I mentioned I work from home, he said something that I hear a lot: ‘I couldn’t do that – I’d be watching TV all day.’

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A weeknote about weeknotes

Most people look forward to Fridays because it’s the end of the working week. That doesn’t always apply when you’re self-employed, but there are some things I like about Friday. The music programmes on BBC Four (but not when the

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Style guides for the 21st century (part 2): A universal style guide?

Last month, I found myself in a second-hand bookshop looking for some holiday reading. I think I actually squealed with excitement when I saw a copy of Steven Pinker’s recent book The Sense of Style. At this point I realised

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