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Richard Ord: If you’re sweating, you’re doing it wrong – the first rule of my Ordinary Bloke’s Work-Out Video

I returned home from seven days in Spain last week topping the scales at a whopping 12 stone. At just 4ft 3ins tall, it’s a cause for concern.

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Richard Ord: Smells like Teen Spirit - or maybe it’s Lynx

Richard Ord: Smells like Teen Spirit - or maybe it’s Lynx

There’s a bluebottle flying around with just one thought on its mind. “Am I ready to give in to temptation?”

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Turkish delight

Richard Ord: Honey, I shrunk the shopping list!

Sometimes a national scandal rocks the ordinary public and sparks them into rebellious action.

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Richard Ord: The very big issue of shrinking choccies

Richard Ord: The very big issue of shrinking choccies

As an eight-year-old, I was once trapped under a Mars bar for five hours.

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Richard Ord: Achtung! Time for a Nazi Doctor Who?

Richard Ord: Achtung! Time for a Nazi Doctor Who?

History can do funny things to people.

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Richard Ord: Are funerals the new nightclubbing?

Richard Ord: Are funerals the new nightclubbing?

Are funerals the new nightclubbing for the over-50s?

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Eric Portman - The Colditz Story. Portman (as Colonel Richmond) with Frederick Valk (as German kommandant).

Richard Ord: Apparently maths stands for Mental Abuse to Humans

Mental Abuse To Humans. It may sound like a new Channel 4 game show hosted by Rylan and a team of former Oxford professors armed with cattle prods, but it turns out to be one of the funnier texts I’ve received from my eldest son of late.

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Sir Winston Churchill.

Richard Ord: History just isn’t what it used to be

‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’

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Richard Ord: Fox hunting – back by unpopular demand

A fox ran up our street last week. It barely glanced up as it trotted along the road, its bushy tail illuminated by the street lamps as it weaved in between the wheelie bins.

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Richard Ord: Why we need an animal-based grading structure for exams

Richard Ord: Why we need an animal-based grading structure for exams

If he sticks in with his exams, I really do think our eldest son could walk out with a herd of elephants.

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Richard Ord: He’s got bobbies and zombies on the brain

Richard Ord: He’s got bobbies and zombies on the brain

I see he’s been at it again. You know, that Corbyn bloke, and his mugwumpian tissue of whoppers.

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Did you tune in to Broadchurch? Picture: ITV PLC.

Richard Ord: Internet sites are spoiling for a fight

‘England F.’ It will mean little, if anything, to the under-50s, but ‘England F’ is the partial headline spotted by Terry in a classic episode of 70s sitcom The Likely Lads.

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Damien, the son of the devil,  is equally unimpressed with the standards of journalism in movies these days.

Richard Ord: Journalism is dead and buried... on TV

‘The Dead Walk!’ is a legendary front page headline that appears on a discarded newspaper in a scene from the zombie movie Day of the Dead.

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Richard Ord: “Nice to eat you, to eat you ... NICE!”

Richard Ord: “Nice to eat you, to eat you ... NICE!”

My wife texted me after a gruelling day at work to let me know how much she was looking forward to getting home, snuggling up on the sofa and “watching zombies getting their heads caved in.”

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Pupils have discovered which secondary school they will be attending

Begging bowl schooling will only widen gap between haves and have nots

No sooner have headteachers hit out at the feared funding crisis in schools than the begging bowl comes out.

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Plastic bottle recycling, Coun Peter Wood

Politicians lack the bottle to introduce cashback recycling scheme in Sunderland

Will Sunderland City Council show some bottle and adopt an environmentally-friendly recycling scheme?

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Isaac back from skiing

Richard Ord: Smells like teen spirit, or their underpants!

“If you could travel back in time and be any age you wanted,” my 16-year-old son asked, “what age would you choose?”

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Millionaire journalist Jeremy Clarkson. Less oxy, moron.

Richard Ord: The friendly ‘modified’ face of newspapers

Considering a career in journalism? Well I’m the go-to man.

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Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

Richard Ord: The friendly ‘modified’ face of newspapers

Considering a career in journalism? Well I’m the go-to man.

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