October 10, 2018

When it comes to working in a man’s world there can be no bigger challenge than being a female police officer. Even in TV drama world there is Inspector Morse, Cracker, Foyle’s War and Columbo and not many of your Cagney & Laceys.

This month’s Inspirational Woman may on...

October 10, 2018


 

As someone far more worthy than me once said: “The woman who follows a crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone will find herself in a place that no one has ever been to before.”

A quote by the great Albert Einstein which could not be...

June 22, 2017

Photo: Matt Austin 

What makes someone inspirational? More importantly for this series what makes a woman inspirational? Without banging the feminist drum too much, women have had to fight their way to the front in life, from getting the right to vote to being in charge...

June 22, 2017

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When you become a parent, you set out to be the best you can be, to love your child unconditionally and to give them the world. Sometimes, due to circumstances, ill health or even choice, it doesn’t happen and it is the child that suffers. This is wh...

June 22, 2017

 All photos: Matt Austin

Luxury, opulence, indulgence…these are not the words one would normally associate with a holiday park. Well, it’s time to think again because Coast View in Shaldon has ripped up the rulebook and created an environment worthy of all three words!

J...

June 22, 2017

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In the latest in her series throughout 2017 profiling inspirational women, Kate Haskell talks to runner Peggy Crome


As I make my way to meet this month’s Inspirational Woman, I ponder to myself as to whether I might do some long-overdue exercise when...

June 22, 2017

Photo: Steve Haywood 

They think they know it all, don’t know they’re born and want it all for nothing; these are just some of the criticisms thrown at the ‘younger generation’.

Well, there is one young woman proving those stereotypes completely wrong. Focused, hard-work...

January 24, 2017

I hate January! There I've said it; I know I am not alone in this hatred but on cold, dark days it can feel like you are alone so it's important to do little things that make you and this turgid month feel better.

It is particularly important for a girl (or boy, don't w...

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