VIDEO: Altrincham runner beats frostbite to conquer the Greater Manchester Marathon
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VIDEO: Altrincham runner beats frostbite to conquer the Greater Manchester Marathon

ALTRINCHAM runner, Dave Norman has told how he beat frostbite just in time to conquer the Greater Manchester Marathon, writes Jenni Hill. It’s not the first time he has won the race, he succeeded in coming first last year too, pipping long-time leader Andi Jones to the finish line on both occasions. But this year’s … Continue reading

Football reporting: Front page or back?
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Football reporting: Front page or back?

Charlie Croasdale. Professional football has developed its own ‘mad-house’ culture in recent years and a separate set of rules seemingly exist in the way it is reported. But have the ethical boundaries in the relationship between footballers and the press shifted? Charlie Croasdale investigates whether the incessant reporting of footballers’ private lives is having an … Continue reading

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Wake-Up! Football Fans Are The Last People Alive

Sean McGuire.   I recently came across an article which described football fans as ‘inhuman’, ‘mindless’ and ‘perverse’. He went onto to describe fans as a ‘cancer’. These are all words that have dehumanising connotations. However just as in life, everything that people think is right is actually wrong. The world is a revolving contradiction. … Continue reading

The F1 Press Go To War – The Curious Case Of The 2012 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix
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The F1 Press Go To War – The Curious Case Of The 2012 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Dan Paddock. A sports journalist’s principle focus is quite simple really. They are employed to cover sporting events. Well then, what happens in those situations in which a sporting event becomes politicised? On an ethical level are sports journalists suitably qualified to cover these highly politicised sporting events?  Daniel Paddock investigates the curious case of … Continue reading