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The problem with shorthand

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on how reporters' notes decay, how audiences are getting ruder and how to look intelligent in photographs

The end of elephant's leather

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the irresistible rise of Yorkshire pudding, the felling of Eric Morecambe and the stress of being a sports fan.

Strange names, strange times

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Bristols in Alaska, Bake-Off grannies in the kitchen and Mr Farage's time machine

A very good day to bury good news

Speed cameras will be replaced

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on a life-changing breakthrough, a whip-round for the Windsors and making money from dangerous driving

Fanny's great urban myth

Rosamund Pike says it was a challenge auditioning for Gone Girl while filming a family comedy

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the doughnut yarn, airport screening and Ms Pike's warning on marriage

Blog: It didn't happen again at Rochdale

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'It won’t happen again’ was a quote attributed to Dean Smith after Walsall's last visit to Rochdale 21 days ago and he’s certainly been proved right so far.

The other Mr Johnson

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the Labour leader who could really scare the Tories. Plus the enchanting Charlotte and the prospect of too-clever telly.

Prepare for the dole

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the future for Lib-Dems, the revival of Fanny Cradock and Clarkson's great escape