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Stephen Colton's Take on Nature: The dreaded midge

Stephen Colton
MANY years ago, more than I care to remember, when I played football for my home club of An Droim Mór, I frequently had the company of a character known locally and further afield as ‘big Tommy’, performing the duties of umpire alongside me as goalkeeper.

Take on Nature: Regarding the black guillemot... from a distance

Stephen Colton
A REQUEST from my sister-in-law in Newcastle, Co Down, to identify a photographed bird she forwarded, brought to mind the Julie Gold song From a Distance, first recorded by Nancy Griffith in 1987 ­­– my preferred version – and later by Bette Midler in 1990.