Colette Bernhardt
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Colette Bernhardt is a freelance journalist who writes for publications including The Times and the Guardian. Her interest in just about everything has led to features on narcolepsy, nettle-eating and nonagenarian anti-fascists.

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How Walking - and Laurie Lee - Got Me Back on My Feet From Illness

(13) Comments | Posted 25 June 2014 | (22:38)

In 1934 a Gloucestershire boy strode out to London, 'nineteen years old, still soft at the edges, but with a confident belief in good fortune.' Laurie Lee, who would have turned 100 this week, described this epic journey - which eventually saw him trekking the length of Spain...

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Weird Romance: Britain's Best Alternative Valentine Events

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2013 | (23:00)

Valentine's Day, traditionally a time for flogging overpriced grub to couples and existential angst to singles, is ch-ch-changing. Yep, even king-of-cool David Bowie has penned a ditty in its honour (track six on forthcoming album The Next Day), and a gush of oddball events, only loosely themed on love, are...

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National Black Cat Day: Highlighting the Plight of Britain's Homeless Black Moggies

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (23:29)

Last week saw British footballers subjected to racist taunts; now it seems our felines are the victims of colour-based prejudice.

All-black meow-ers have graced everything from Parisian cabaret posters to peanut-butter jars, but it turns out they're the most marginalised moggies around. According to UK charity Cats Protection -...

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