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This dreaded alarm is not my friend

It's five AM, it's time to wend….

….my way once more. And so I lend….

….my body and my soul


10,000 metres every morn

Tis my event, no time to yawn

Down to the track, foregone, forlorn

Three years until the games



Keep on Running


6.2 miles - 25 laps

Can I win gold ? well, yes, perhaps

No problems yet - no real mishaps

I'm focused all the way


The world record I'd love to beat….

….is 27 minutes - wouldn't that be neat

Whatever happens, I won't cheat

No way man, I'm no doper

Prison Reform to Continue PDF Print E-mail

The new justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to press ahead “at pace” with her predecessor Michael Gove’s radical prison reform programme despite a fresh warning from the chief inspector of prisons that a surge in jail violence is putting it at risk.

Truss, responding to the warning from Peter Clarke, said it demonstrated why prison reform is so important. “I want to see radical reform and I am under no illusions about the scale of the challenge we face or how long reform takes … I will set out the next steps for this agenda in coming weeks, but I am clear that the vital work of prison reform will continue at pace,” she said.

Her statement will dispel fears among penal reformers that Truss was ready to ditch Gove’s plan, as she had co-written a 2011 book calling for prisons to be made “tough, unpleasant and uncomfortable” places of punishment.

[Read the full article from The Guardian]


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