My dad was a travelling salesman. He knew how to be tough, but he was a gentle soul, with a soft side and a lot of patience. Once I was seven, he took me on trips with him all over north Scotland. I remember those times vividly. They are some of my happiest childhood memories. I adored my father. He had been an actor in Glasgow once, and he had put on this travelling salesman character in order to sell his fridges and freezers. Subconsciously, I got my first acting lessons from him.
The day of the Westminster terrorist attack in March was the longest day of headteacher Lisa Farley’s life. When news of the incident broke, she knew 57 year 6 pupils from her school, St John and St Francis church school in Bridgwater, Somerset, were visiting the House of Commons. Farley tried to reach her deputy, Alexis Piper, who was with them. “I couldn’t get through at first.
The government has been cowed into clarifying the facts about its “free” childcare offer after a father complained to the advertising watchdog that the Department for Education’s description was misleading. The complaint centred on the government’s marketing of the scheme as 30 hours of free childcare a week, implying it is available all year round.
@marcustheminx@D_Blanchflower It was a huge privilege to interview Aaron for this article and he does you great credit. Speaking out about his experience was a brave and important thing to do. I really admire him.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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