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20 Oct

‘Scunthorpe legend’ Garcia books his place in history


In Lincolnshire, football fans remain in awe of a Spanish footballer. ERIC BROWN has found the book that explains why

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19 Oct

Hart unearths treasures from Everton’s 1980s

Cover of the book Here We Go: Everton in the 1980s

ERIC BROWN enjoys a new book about the most glorious spell in the history of one Merseyside club

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18 Oct

London conference to debate the D Word

Leon Mann: BCOMs is organising next week's D Word conference

BCOMS, the Black Collective of Media in Sport, is organising the D Word Conference next week, on diversity in sports journalism

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13 Oct

The Sun signs Kidd as its new chief sports writer

Dave Kidd: new role at Mirror

Dave Kidd is moving from the Daily Mirror, in a return to where his national career started as a freelance 20 years ago

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21 Sep

Using bailiffs is more than freelance’s revenge


VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Nearly six months on from outlining her woes trying to get a magazine to pay her for work published in 2014, SARAH JUGGINS thinks she has found a quick and inexpensive do-it-yourself solution to an age-old problem

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11 Aug

Making mileage out of your income tax claims

Tax returns

BARRY KERNON, from accountancy firm HW Fisher, the SJA’s auditors, looks at how freelance journalists can better manage their car use when it comes to completing their tax returns

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9 May

Dot the i, cross the t, and check your apostrophes

Pen writing

ROB STEEN, sports journalism lecturer at Brighton University with experience as a sports writer over four decades, maintains that his students should always exercise the best standards of English grammar in their writing – even in emails and texts

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21 Mar

Dear Keith: How do I become a sports journalist?

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Wish I had a pound for everyone who comes to see me saying: “I’d like a job in sports journalism.” Sadly, their qualifications rarely match their ambitions

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