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poetry I wish I could Eat a Cake

I Wish I could Eat a Cake

Winifred Dalley, Colne I wish I could eat a cake Without an inch it would make Or strawberry ice-cream That when I stand on the scales I don’t smother...
poetry Mother knew the rules

Mother Knew the Rules

By Rod Butterworth, Rochdale If your wife looks in the wardrobe And says there’s nothing she can wear Then say, ‘we’re still going out my dear So go...
pennines

Pennines

By Derry Jones March, Harrogate I’ve seen them from the east I’ve seen them from the west I find it hard to reckon Which view is the best I’ve...
Poetry Milestones

Milestones

Susie Marshall, via Email The girl is growing up, things are changing. Some barely noticed, just tiny shifts in behaving. Milestone shopping trips which have to be...
Anti smacking poem

Anti-smack

Lionel Morton, Rosudgeon, Cornwall To take a big stick or a strap to a child Who may have been going a little bit wild Is tantamount to...
poetry Life is a Dream

Life is a dream

By Irene Nutter, Burnley One is born into this world, as we believe. We enter into the bright light, we cry or expel a scream from our...
poetry Wrens

Wrens

By Stewart Earl Emmott, Cleveleys Nesting in the bushes At the far end of my sheltered garden Wrens with their upright tilted tails Gently speckled brown and fawn Flitting...
Dreams

Dream

Ethel Bailey, Colne I dream of a world that’s trouble free A world that’s safe to live in for you and me When I go to sleep...
Google search

“Is university like Fresh Meat?” Google reveals undergraduates most embarrassing searches

“Is University like Fresh Meat” and “Is Sunderland in Newcastle?” were among the blunt and perplexing questions asked by university students, revealed by student...
England Coast Path

Walkers in Yorkshire one step closer to enjoying England Coast Path

People in Yorkshire are one step closer to being able to walk around the entire England coastline as Natural England announce (1 September 2017)...

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