Long shot, but does anyone have a subscription to The Times online? I want to read this article and it's asking me for money I don't have.


Big news for those of us who play Scrabble!

The word 'ze' is now allowed. It's defined as a gender-neutral pronoun. You can also now use 'ew' and, remarkably, 'OK'.

New three-letter words include 'vax', 'dox' and 'zen'.

If you live in England or NI and there's a local election on your patch today, you have until 22:00 to go and vote.

I can't tell anyone who to vote for, but as I said yesterday, it's silly to vote in local elections based on a party's national Brexit policy. The local council doesn't have anything to do with it.

Take a look at the different candidates and what they're proposing for you and your local area when deciding. 🗳️


This event at this year's Bradford Literature Festival looks super interesting:


I love when the literature festival turns up. It can be a bit dull round here sometimes, so it's nice to have interesting events just down the road for a month.

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