Blaise Tapp

Blaise Tapp

Blaise Tapp: Another blow to Millennials’ reputation

If there is one thing guaranteed to make most people feel inadequate it is watching MasterChef while eating their tea.

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Blaise Tapp: Tackling dog fouling should be a priority

Blaise Tapp: Tackling dog fouling should be a priority

Speak to any aspiring journalist - and I have met and interviewed hundreds over the past 20 years - and they will reveal a very clear set of ambitions.

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CLASSROOM: There are some teachers you never forget.

Blaise Tapp: Today’s teachers need more support

Ask most people to recall the name of the teacher who had the biggest impact on their school days and they will be able do so in a heartbeat.

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BLOOD RUNS COLD: The thought of cheese and wine was appealing, until I learned of French  pool rules.

Blaise Tapp: Holiday plan leads to weighty concerns

There have been colder winters than this one but I would wager that not quite as many have dragged on as long.

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CENTENARY: This week mark's the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the  People Act which gave the vote to women.

Blaise Tapp: Children should have same opportunities

This week much is rightly being made of the 100th anniversary of some women officially being given the vote.

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STORIES WORTH TELLING: War veterans of the Dunkirk generation are walking documentaries.

Blaise Tapp: Lasting legacy of a special generation

Of the countless buzzwords to have been adopted by the masses throughout the 21st century so far, few are used with such over earnest relish as the phrase legacy.

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NEW HAIRCUT: Prince Willliam has had a 'buzz cut.'

Blaise Tapp: Shaved duke is now a hairstyle icon

There was a right royal fuss last week when the modern face of our most famous family – Prince William – got himself a new haircut.

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ROW: Universities Minister Jo Johnson has suggested institutions could be fined for barring speakers who students disagreed with. PIC: PA

Blaise Tapp: The dangers of shutting down debate

Like most people, I make a point of publicly claiming that I don’t have too many regrets in life. But that is the fattest of lies.

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Blaise Tapp: Farewell 2017, you’ve been quite a year!

It is hard to believe that it is exactly 12 months since the world and his live-in lover were penning the obituaries to 2016 - a year unlike any other.

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FESTIVE SPIRIT: Roy Wood of Wizzard. 'PIC: Glenn Ashley

Blaise Tapp: Christmas every day? No, thank you

‘Daddy, why does this man on the radio want it to be Christmas every day? That would be really boring.’

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MOST WASTED: One of the most wasted foods are potatoes.

Blaise Tapp: Are we really a nation of food wasters?

Some of us sniff, some prod, while others will take a leap of faith and disregard all of the obvious warning signs and will merrily tuck into ‘out of date’ food.

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INCIDENT: Armed police were called to Oxford Circus in London following an incident during rush hour. PIC: PA

Blaise Tapp: We don’t deserve to live our lives in fear

Olly Murs and the words terror and scare are ones 
which I am sure have never before found their way into the same sentence. Until last Friday.

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Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Blaise Tapp: Sitting up and taking notice of victims

Every now and again a seismic event happens which shakes both the Establishment and society in general to it very foundations.

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LOGGING ON: Social media platforms can be a force for good.

Blaise Tapp: We’re officially a society of oversharers

There can be little debate over whether or not today’s society is more open than any that have come before.

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GROUNDED: The collapse of Monarch Airlines was the biggest airline failure in British history.

Blaise Tapp: May needs to solve the October problem

October is a funny old month. With the exception of Halloween and German beer festivals, nothing much really happens at this time of year.

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Blaise Tapp: Being called pet is not really a problem

Blaise Tapp: Being called pet is not really a problem

There are a number of requirements which come with being a northerner, some would say that they are enshrined in law.

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Blaise Tapp: Choices shouldn’t impact on others

Do you ever feel that life is passing you by at a rate of knots, that each day goes slightly more quickly than the one before?

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Blaise Tapp: Kindness shines through in adversity

In the recent history of Great Britain, these past few months must surely rank alongside the darkest.

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Theresa May lost the Conservatives' Commons majority.

Blaise Tapp: Brits have had enough of being boring

There was a time not so long ago when Britain was regarded as a dull nation, only marginally less boring than Belgium.

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TRIUMPH: Ukraine's Jamala celebrates after winning last year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Blaise Tapp: A betrayal of mankind...I like Eurovision

Confession time: for a good 30 years now I have been harbouring a secret, one which threatens to expose me to ridicule for many years to come.

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