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David Barnett

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David Barnett Parkrun: simplicity is the key to the success of community exercise

Have you made a new year’s resolution to get fit but don’t know where to start? Then you should try Parkrun. After all, six million people can’t be wrong, explains David Barnett

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David Barnett As twilight settles, the guerrilla gardener strikes again

Fifteen years ago, Richard Reynolds decided he was going to beautify his neglected local greenery. Little did he know it would spark a global movement. David Barnett goes undercover with the guerrilla gardeners

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David Barnett The bonkbuster novel defined the 1980s – and it isn’t done yet

Has the genre’s time really passed? David Barnett finds out – and unveils a shocking revelation in the process

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David Barnett The team that changed women’s football

The recent Women’s World Cup raised the profile of women’s football immeasurably, but the seeds of success were sown a century ago by a team drawn from a munitions factory in Lancashire, writes David Barnett

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