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The day I offered myself up as ‘dessert’ | Michele Hanson
In her final column, written before she died last week, the writer remembers meeting three boys on the French Riviera. Who could have guessed they would take her joke seriously?

Michele Hanson

05, Mar, 2018 @3:56 PM

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My parents ate my pet ducks – but they still had happier lives than most poultry | Michele Hanson
Birds today are treated terribly, overfed and debeaked to satisfy our appetite for eating such numbers of them. Can’t we all be a little less wasteful?

Michele Hanson

26, Feb, 2018 @2:16 PM

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If it’s a care home for me, bring on the pole dancers | Michele Hanson
Don’t raise your eyebrows because a Dorset care home’s residents chose to watch pole dancers, writes Guardian columnist Michele Hanson

Michele Hanson

26, Feb, 2018 @12:49 PM

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Why don’t the Carillion bosses seem embarrassed?
M​y father warned me about scoundrels in business. Now bad behaviour can be called out online, but international shame​ still doesn’t​ ​stop rogues

Michele Hanson

19, Feb, 2018 @11:21 AM

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Teaching is on the road to hell – the story of the national curriculum proves it
Teachers have been dragged through endless, mostly mystifying changes since 1988 – and still more are in the pipeline. Will the government stop making a dog’s breakfast of education?

Michele Hanson

12, Feb, 2018 @11:42 AM

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What the saviour of London’s pigeons taught me about the problem with plastic
Decades ago, the late writer and critic spent hours on the streets on London rescuing birds tangled in plastic thread. She should have been a warning sign of the horrors to come

Michele Hanson

05, Feb, 2018 @1:17 PM

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‘Optimism came easy as a young woman in the 1950s - a colourless world was opening up’
After the second world war, our mothers were like caged lions at home. Lucky for us, cracks were appearing in that oppressive, conformist world – this was the age of Elvis and CND marches

Michele Hanson

03, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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I got to grips with the fax machine – everything after that has been too much | Michele Hanson
Now, I have almost every bit of knowledge in the world a few taps away. The trouble is, I don’t really want it

Michele Hanson

29, Jan, 2018 @12:20 PM

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Why I refused to make friends with my vagina | Michele Hanson
So much has improved for women since I went to antenatal classes in the 70s. But some approaches to pregnancy and a healthy childbirth still won’t wash

Michele Hanson

22, Jan, 2018 @11:39 AM

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What I learned about capitalism from running a stall on Portobello market
Bargains were snatched from the shoppers who needed them in order to make bigger profits from people with fatter wallets. It was the trickle-up effect at work – much like our system now

Michele Hanson

15, Jan, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Voice-recognition gadgets make me worry for the future of humanity | Michele Hanson
They might be able to help us find music and turn our heating on before we get home, but what’s wrong with using our own brains and bodies? Soon we’ll all be lying about like dying slugs

Michele Hanson

08, Jan, 2018 @12:07 PM

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‘I feel less stuffed after dinners – and less guilty’: why I stopped eating meat
My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything

Michele Hanson

01, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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