Bernard Trafford

Bernard Trafford

Dr Bernard Trafford is headmaster of Newcastle's Royal Grammar School. The views expressed here are personal

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FIFA headquarters

Bernard Trafford: There we were thinking that football was just a game

Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says FIFA should be dismantled, cleaned up and rebuilt

Crowds pictured as the Santa Special Train arrives at Llangollen Railway's Carrog, Lapland Station

Bernard Trafford: A cup of tea and a welcome glimpse back in time

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why a little nostalgia is good for us

ITV Leaders' Debate 2015 showing all seven lecterns

Bernard Trafford: It's time for the politicians to put country before party

Journal columnist and headteacher Bernard Trafford on the 'impossible' coalition that could be the best result in the election

Prime Minister David Cameron meets apprentices in Leeds

Bernard Trafford: Politics is like a dodgy hand-drier - a horrendous racket, hot air in all directions, no visible effect

Bernard Trafford says even hopeless actors and grumpy grannies have registered more memorable achievements than many politicians

Prime Minister David Cameron is interview by Jeremy Paxman (right)

Bernard Trafford: I'm excited about democracy - but not about the dismal, negative politicking

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why he wants to enjoy the election campaign, but just can't

A model of the face of King Richard III

Bernard Trafford: Alliteration and a right Royal frenzy

Journal columnist Bernard Trafford finds the hype surrounding the return of Richard III's remains perplexing


Bernard Trafford: Move over Downton, Poldark is here

Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on the arrival of the BBC's 'new' period drama Poldark

Dr Bernard Trafford Jesmond

It's time those boys - and men - grew up

Journal columnist Bernard Trafford says it is high time that sexism against women was consigned to the past

Alan Bennett

Bernard Trafford: Maybe there's a reason for Alan Bennett being so sour

Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on the cycnicism and misery those pre-election promises can inspire

Publicity handout Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, photo by Alastair Mui

Audiences have changed - playwrights have to change with them

Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford on why there's still much to enjoy at the theatre


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