Opinion: They said it

"I'm just getting on with my life and trying to keep myself well and fit. If I can help other people along the way then that's fantastic."

Jane Tomlinson, who has raised almost £1m for cancer charities through taking part in events such as the London Marathon and the London Triathlon since being diagnosed with cancer

"Raising the state pension age would increase inequalities and would be a huge betrayal for lower income groups."

Gordon Lishman, Age Concern's director general

"The law on fathers' rights in this country is fast becoming a reactionary joke."

Bob Geldof about the fight for equal access rights for fathers from the family law courts

"I cannot understand why somebody with Miss Mendies' beliefs would want to use the barn - it has two stag heads and three sets of antlers on the walls, for goodness sake."

Denise Reynolds, owner of the Buckinghamshire barn which cancelled a booking for Zoe Mendies' wedding reception after discovering she worked for the League Against Cruel Sports

"The arse end of the world."

Sue Nelson, assistant chief executive of Encams, the charity that runs the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, describing Wigan, the town where the charity is based

"Where oil reigns, life is hell."

Oronto Douglas, Friends of the Earth Nigeria.

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