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‘Enthusiasm will only get you so far’ – Parish Walk star Jock Waddington

Paul’s interview with Parish Walk star Jock Waddington, which first appeared in the Manx Advertiser last week, is now available online and updated at isleofman.com The latest version of the interview, in which four-times winner Jock warns that ‘enthusiasm will … Continue reading

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It’s that TTime of the year again

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Paul Speller’s latest column in the Manx Advertiser is now shared on isleofman.com It takes a sideways look at how the TT atmosphere can change people’s behaviour – both in the media and the general public. You can read the … Continue reading

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The hidden dangers of nappy changing – or how I hurt my shoulder

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The original version of this column first appeared in the Manx Advertiser. I hereby stake claim for the most unlikely injury sustained anywhere this year. Something happened to my shoulder that left me in what I at the time described, … Continue reading

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Getting catty about Facebook

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This column first appeared in the Manx Advertiser. Sometimes – alright, most of the time – it is hard to reconcile the immense power of social media such as Facebook with the complete inanity of nearly all its content. Now … Continue reading

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Corrie’s Kym hopes theatre return won’t be so fearful

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Paul reports, in the latest Manx Advertiser, on why Coronation Street star Kym Marsh is hoping for a less frightening experience upon her return to the Gaiety Theatre in the Isle of Man. Kym is set to perform in the … Continue reading

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Making your Mark in the World

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This column first appeared in the Manx Advertiser. I received an unusual request concerning this column last week. It was from a chap who was performing an important task concerning the welfare of a loved one and, in return, he … Continue reading

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Why pushing a pram takes you into a different world

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This column by Paul Speller first appeared in the Manx Advertiser. Life looks very different from behind the wheels of the pram. Whether it’s just a different pace of life or obstacles that appear to have been put in your … Continue reading

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Paul talks to the student who beat M. E. in the latest Manx Advertiser

In the latest Manx Advertiser, Paul Speller talks to Lorrae Fox about her battle with the debilitating condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – often known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Lorrae explains the frustrations of the condition and of the attitude of … Continue reading

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Old Speller’s Almanack: What does 2014 hold in store for you?

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This column first appeared in the Manx Advertiser. As the fug of 2013 wisps away in the night, like a quietly forgotten political promise, it’s time to turn our attention to what the coming year ahead has in store for … Continue reading

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Going green is not all it’s cracked up to be

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This column by Paul Speller first appeared in the Manx Advertiser I recently went to a Chinese take-away with a stripe of green marker pen smeared across my cheek. Unfortunately, I did not realise this until I had also popped … Continue reading

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