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TOM UTLEY: Mrs U’s glued to The Split, but divorce is no happy ending

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TOM UTLEY: Mrs U's been glued to TV's The Split. I just pray she doesn't now think divorce is a happy ending Well, thank goodness that’s all over! For the past six weeks, my wife has been riveted by the third and fin...

TOM UTLEY: Why does Royal Mail offer such a second-class service?

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TOM UTLEY: The wedding invitations that never got there... Why does Royal Mail offer such a second-class service?Royal Mail and the Post Office have done their best to scupper my son's wedding How many others have si...

TOM UTLEY: Leer Latyn deur Taylor Swift-lirieke te vertaal?

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TOM UTLEY: Dickens has taught me what I missed

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TOM UTLEY: Like so many of us, I used to lie I'd read all the classics. Now Dickens has taught me what I missed Throughout most of my early life, my view of Charles Dickens was coloured by the hideous fate that befel...

TOM UTLEY questions how he didn’t notice his dog had gone missing

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TOM UTLEY: If pets help us stave off dementia, how come I didn't notice my little Minnie had gone missing for so long? This week’s disaster in the Utley household belongs to a somewhat lower order of magnitude than t...

TOM UTLEY: I feel modern Britain is a totally incomprehensible country

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TOM UTLEY: It's not just all the leaflets I now get for hearing aids and walk-in baths that make me feel my age... I have a growing feeling that modern Britain is a totally incomprehensible country To judge by the ju...

TOM UTLEY: You can keep your sensible bedtimes. Life is for living

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TOM UTLEY: You can keep your diet of lentils, Reishi mushrooms and sensible bedtimes. Life is for living Hardly a day goes by without the proclaimed discovery of yet another simple means of prolonging our lives — and...

TOM UTLEY: I love that the young today think David Beckham is posh!

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TOM UTLEY: I used to be such a crashing snob. Now I love that the young today think David Beckham is posh! Would you describe David Beckham as upper class? How about Peregrine Fortescue-Farquhar, the unemployed Old E...

TOM UTLEY: How to beat the blues

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TOM UTLEY: How to beat the blues - award yourself £10 every time you hear the phrase 'mental health' on TV or radio Earlier this month I invented a game to cheer myself up through these short, chilly days of January....

TOM UTLEY: Happy 100th birthday to the Bloody Mary!

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TOM UTLEY: Happy 100th birthday to the Bloody Mary - the only hangover cure I’ve found in my 68 years that works! We can’t allow 2021 to pass without raising a glass to one of the great Frenchmen of the 20th century....

TOM UTLEY: Musk is rightit’s NOT selfish to have lots of children

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TOM UTLEY: Elon Musk is right - it's NOT selfish to have lots of children. Who else will pull pints in the future? Many years ago, when our boys were still at school, I had the misfortune of finding myself sitting ne...

TOM UTLEY: Phone boxes call us all back to our youth

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TOM UTLEY: From playing the sax to losing your virginity, phone boxes call us all back to our youth Younger readers, brought up in the age of the mobile phone, may perhaps be baffled by this week’s extraordinary outp...

TOM UTLEY: The tax hike on cigarettes has left me fuming

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TOM UTLEY: I know few will pity me, but the tax hike on cigarettes has left me fuming (at a cost of £12k a year) Did you notice a truly extraordinary omission from most of the coverage of Wednesday’s Budget? Wel, Ek ...

TOM UTLEY: The new Bond film left me neither shaken nor stirred

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TOM UTLEY: It's a depressing reality of growing old that new Bond film left me neither shaken nor stirred This is a monstrously ungrateful thing to say, but it was only 90 minutes into the new Bond movie when I start...

TOM UTLEY: Prince Philip and I shared two things in common

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TOM UTLEY: It turns out Prince Philip and I had two things in common... and one of them still drives me crackers Very few of us, I venture to suggest, have lived lives quite as far removed from the ordinary as that o...

TOM UTLEY: Aren’t we ALL guilty of telling occasional whoppers?

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TOM UTLEY: Yes it's a terrible excuse, but aren't we ALL guilty of telling occasional whoppers? Did you chance to read yesterday's story about the motorist who came up with a credulity-stretching excuse for speeding ...

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