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Richard Ord

Richard Ord: The perils of a teenage party

Our eldest son turned 17 and asked if he could have a party with his friends at our house.

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The new Dragons' Den line-up.

Richard Ord: Another decade and another ‘great’ idea!

I’m enjoying a rare rush of money-spinning ideas.

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Paul Watson.

Gritty council leader Paul Watson defied illness to serve Sunderland

Paul Watson will be a hard act to follow.

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Queues on the A19 following an accident.

We must not let the North South divide cost lives on the A19

If Grahame Morris hopes he can shame the government into taking action on the A19 he may find he has a long battle ahead.

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Richard Ord: Cash is king, but tax avoidance is Queen

Richard Ord: Cash is king, but tax avoidance is Queen

I’ve busted a dubious trade in Peter Crouches in our household.

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Richard Ord: With praise like that, who needs enemies?

Richard Ord: With praise like that, who needs enemies?

Compliments are so rare these days that, when they do come, I like to cherish them. And edit them where appropriate.

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G-SHOCK launch watch into space for a galactic mission to test the worlds toughest timepiece

Richard Ord: Time is running out for the wrist watch

Neither of my children wear watches.

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Washing machine.

Richard Ord: Washing dishes and other ancient rituals

Want to know the secret of getting your children to put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher?

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Playstation rumours have flown after leaked update.

Richard Ord: School club benefits are open to debate

Our youngest son, Isaac, 13, has joined the school debating club.

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A dishwasher in student accomodation, a rented house in Meanwood. 
......Story about more and more students affording to have dishwashers and ensuites while they are studying.

Richard Ord: House cleaning plan doesn’t stack up!

Fourteen years ago, my wife and I exchanged our wedding vows. Fast forward 14 years and the exchanges continue. Instead of vows, however, we’re exchanging filthy looks.

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Rio Ferdinand during the press conference at York Hall, London. Picture: PA.

Richard Ord: Boxing clever? More like ‘boxing stupid!’

Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand announced this week that he is ready to ‘walk the walk’ as he bids to step into the professional boxing ring.

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Liam Gallagher

Richard Ord: Liam Gallagher, sock wars and teenage rebellion

My wife and I once discussed how our children would grow up and rebel against us using the power of fashion and music.

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Richard Ord: Those exam success picture secrets revealed

Due to a national crackdown on health and safety in schools,this newspaper organisation has been forced to review how it photographs exam success stories.

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Cheers!

Richard Ord: Secret to a long life finally revealed, hic!

The secret of a long life, you may be pleased to hear, is down to alcohol consumption.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

Richard Ord: Secret to a long life finally revealed, hic!

The secret of a long life, you may be pleased to hear, is down to alcohol consumption.

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Trisha Paytas enters the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Herfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 1, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ CBB. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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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