News archive from 16 April 2011, page 9

The 10 best family campsites

Beach Boys on Gwithian beach with Godrevy lighthouse in the distance Photograph: Alamy Red Shoot Camping Park New Forest, Hampshire Red Shoot is steeped in family life: the present owner, Jaqui Oldfield, is the third generation of her family to run...

 

Family life

Emily Thwaite, centre, with her younger sisters Caroline, Lucy and Alice at Benghazi harbour in Libya, 1966 Snapshot: Happy memories of BenghaziThis is Benghazi harbour and the photograph was taken by my mother in 1966, just after we had waved goodbye...

 

Kevin Keegan: My family values

Kevin Keegan: 'I used to use my brother as a goalpost.' Photograph: Michael Mayhew/Sportsphoto/Allstar My dad was a miner until the age of about 60, but then he had to come out of the mines and worked for his last five years as a boiler-maker. He...

 

Diary of a separation

I am fighting with the phone company. Well, I say fighting. What is actually happening is that I am getting angrier and angrier and they are doing nothing. I requested an internet connection weeks, months, before I moved out because I knew it would...

 
JAMES COLLINS: I'LL HAMMER 'EM

JAMES COLLINS: I'LL HAMMER 'EM

JAMES COLLINS is ready to upset some close mates – and even his missus – by dealing West Ham a relegation hammer-blow today. Former Upton Park favourite James Collins admits he’s hell-bent on trying to secure three valuable points for his Aston...

Daily Star, 01:10 in Sport
 

A letter to … my dad who died

How goes it with you? If what you believed is true, then you're up there, singing with the heavenly masses. I'm sure you are. Life would be too hard if I didn't believe I was going to see you again. That was the last thing I said to you, at the end of...

 

Problem solved

We have four children aged 12,14, 17 and 19. The 14-year-old helps neighbours with gardening jobs and has a paper round, the 17-year-old has a Saturday job. The 19-year-old still lives at home and has a part-time job – he may go on to university or...

 

Child protection: 'Justice is expensive'

Becky Hope: 'With some of these children, you know there is no one else who gives a toss’ Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Ask Becky Hope if she ever feels shocked by what she sees in her work in child protection – the welts on backs, broken...

 

Return to dullsville

Home sweet home ... Lorenza Bacino with her family. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian 'You are a barbarian!" thundered my father in his thick Italian accent. We were outside a church in Rome, on a family holiday. I'd dared to say I'd had...

 
NEIL ROBERTSON: RONNIE O'SULLIVAN TO GET ROCKET

NEIL ROBERTSON: RONNIE O'SULLIVAN TO GET ROCKET

NEIL ROBERTSON believes Ronnie O’Sullivan has finally come up against someone in Barry Hearn who will not indulge him, despite being the sport’s biggest box-office draw. Defending champion Neil Robertson gets his Betfred.com world championship...

 
ROY HODGSON'S PLEA FOR FERNANDO TORRES ZERO

ROY HODGSON'S PLEA FOR FERNANDO TORRES ZERO

ROY HODGSON has pleaded with misfiring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to leave his shooting boots at home. The West Brom boss had the £50m star under his wing at Liverpool and insisted the Spanish star’s goal drought would not continue for long....

Daily Star, 01:13 in Sport
 

Wildlife world: making a home with the lion king

Living free: Tony and Lucy Fitzjohn, with their children Alexander, Jemima, Tilly and Imogen at home in Tanzania People who ask 10-year-old Imogen Fitzjohn whether she has any animals at home are often surprised by her answer. "I tell them we've...

 
ELLIE LOVING LIFE ON GOLDEN POND

ELLIE LOVING LIFE ON GOLDEN POND

IF Rebecca Adlington was Britain’s golden girl at the Beijing Games with two golds, then Ellie Simmonds was the 13-year-old water-babe who stole the nations’ hearts by emulating that fantastic feat at the Paralympics. Having been the youngest...

 

Alan Silberberg: I had to let myself remember mum

Alan Silberberg and his mother, Audrey Alan Silberberg sits in his study in Montreal, beaming at me in my study in Oxford. "Like a cookie?" he says into his webcam, holding out a plate of biscuits. Silberberg lives in Montreal with his wife,...

 
JENSON BUTTON: IT’S JUST LIKE A RED BULL IN A CHINA SHOP NOW

JENSON BUTTON: IT’S JUST LIKE A RED BULL IN A CHINA SHOP NOW

JENSON BUTTON is the voice of reason as Red Bull stampede all over the season’s green shoots. As Sebastian Vettel, winner of the first couple of races, in Australia and Malaysia, topped both practice sessions for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix, the...

 


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