We asked their man in the know, Bristol Live Robins reporter Gregor McGregor, to give us the inside track
6 BIG PICTURE: Janice Fairhurst shimmers to success 11 READER'S LIVES: Poet Anna Woodford waxes lyrical about her interests 14 CULTURE DAILY: A taste of The Journal's daily offer 19 5 QUESTIONS FOR: Singer songwriter Beccy Owen on moving and sharking 29 MY iPOD: Folk band duo Megson give us the inside track
32 BOOKS: Lauren Child puts secret agents in the picture 36 10 THINGS: Stuff which should be appearing in your diary 40 MUSIC: The Evolution Festival line-up has evolved and is ready for perusal 46 CLASSICAL: Young talent takes centre stage 66 FINAL SAY: Blake's Stephen Bowman plays out 34 Neglected author Hugh Walpole finds a new audience 44 Beth Nielsen Chapman on songwriting, survival and the wonders of the sky
THE problem for sports fans is that we get a very sanitised view of our heroes, and rely on the people close to the action to come up with books like Ring of Fire to give us the inside track
Behind the visor RING OF FIRE by Rick Broadbent (Bantam Press, pounds 12.99) THE problem for sports fans is that we get a very sanitised view of our heroes, and rely on the people close to the action to come up with books like Ring of Fire to give us the inside track
Beefy is writing on cricket, former England fly-half Stuart Barnes has been selected to on rugby, racing supremo Julian Wilson and legendary tipster Mark Winstanley will give us the inside track
on the gee-gees, while former soccer pro Terry Norman will deliver the hot shots on football.
Interestingly, burglars themselves can give us the inside track
on what makes a particular home an inviting prospect.