OK, I have checked in the forums, and most posts about this seem to be very old.
I can't get it to show more than one entry in its full format.
I have tried 3 themes and the same thing happens.
I have varied the number of posts in the Settings/Reading panel. It says "show at most" - I need a "show at least"!
I have looked at my index.php and been able to get rid of the "previously" posts via changing the admin reading variable, due to this code:
$wp_query->post_count > 1
.. but I don't get how to show my last "x" amount of posts in full format....?
I appreciate any help.