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Column: TV scoring an own goal with blanket sport
I’M fed up with the way the heads at television think that we are all absolutely fascinated with sport.
It seems that if there’s a football match or a tennis tournament it must take priority over everything else and never mind the poor punter who isn’t interested.
There are lots of channels, so why don’t they designate one or two solely for sport and give the rest of us a break?
I’ve been thoroughly tennis-ed and football-ed out and now I fear we are in for a huge beating of Olympic TV of Titanic proportions.
Is there no consideration for those of us that are ‘sporting deaf’?
And can you believe that they have left David Beckham out of Team GB for the Olympics?
Even I, a non-footie expert, know he’s the great crowd puller and the best known and, dare I say, best loved footballer in the world.
How long do we have to tolerate the chicanery and dishonesty that is laughingly called our banking system?
Those who are found guilty and it seems there might be many, should be jailed, for theft, in whatever form, is a crime and must, be punished.
A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to International Aid, based at Withnell near Preston and chatted to the Reverend Bernard Cocker.
He is an amazing man, though he wouldn’t want me to say that, as he doesn’t think that what he does is in any way out of the ordinary, but 13 years ago he founded this charity.
He has warehouses full of school and hospital equipment, food, and clothing, which he sends off to countries in dire need.
Can you imagine the enormity of the task?
They’ve recently filled and transported several 40ft containers.
His main ambition is to see starving children, in all the areas he is involved in, get one good meal a day.
On Saturday I went up to Ingleton and there just happened to be a jumble sale in the village hall.
Well, that really made my day!
Happiness is a jumble sale.
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