Arthur Bills loves his birds. Their song warms his heart. But he never imagined entering them in singing competitions until a few months ago, when a friend of a friend suggested he should enter a local show. Turns out his canary Flash is a star. Paul Williams reports.


Arthur Bills doesn't move around like he used to.

Once upon a time he was a keen gardener, until the arthritis kicked in. He was playing indoor bowls until his back gave out. Nowadays, he gets around the house at no great speed with the help of walking sticks.

He has lived

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