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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Adam Buxton

Yes heís yet another posh boy on the BBC, but hats off to Adam Buxton for having the guts to defend 6 Music Ė his (mock-)heroic invitation to go outside for a fight with Mark Thompson briefly wiped the smile off the latterís face on Channel 4 the other night. His arguments for keeping quality and diversity made more sense too than the BBC continuing with for example Radio 1, home of DJ smugness and rubbish pop available on just about every commercial station in the land, and the intellectual TV desert that is BBC 3. And heís a hero too for the quirky Adam and Joe programme on 6 Music. God knows there is little enough originality on the BBC that they can afford to dump such creative minds, which one fears may be their fate after Buxton having taken on the boss.

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love - Jane Austen
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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